MCAP Corner: Research and Reads
MCAP is the Milestones Consortium of Autism Professionals.
Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk
Taking prenatal vitamins around the time of conception decreased the risk of autism in the children by almost half. . . .
– Article Recommended by Nancy Roizen, MD, Rainbow Child Development Center
Tips for Teaching Essential Independence Skills
by Patricia Romanowski Bashe, MSEd, BCBA
Autism Digest, January-February 2012
This article discusses developing independence skills in children with Asperger’s Syndrome and other Autism Spectrum Disorders who have “solid cognitive and verbal skills.” The article stresses the importance of teaching these skills as high IQ and good verbal skills alone do not ensure success in employment and functioning in society.
-Article Summarized by Rochelle Nyer, MA, CCC-SLP, Akron Children’s Hospital
Autism: From Mind Blindness to Context Blindness
by Peter Vermeulen, PhD
Autism Digest, November – December 2011
This article discusses the fact that mind blindness correlates significantly with verbal IQ. People with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism have better social cognitive abilities than previously thought. The article points out that there is a difference between social ability and social performance which is the other key piece of the social cognitive puzzle in context.
– Article Summarized by Rochelle Nyer, MA, CCC-SLP, Akron Children’s Hospital
A special issue of Nature focusing on The Autism Enigma
– Publication Recommended by Steven Wexberg, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Submit your recommended research and news of note to Mia Buchwald Gelles firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.