Everyone can agree that medical studies are necessary to keep society healthy. There is a fine line on the necessity of a study and exploiting disabled babies. Yes, disabled babies. According to Eric Yan of Harvard medical school, research including developmentally disabled children and adults have contributed greatly for improvements in quality of life but… Continue reading Unethical Study Explained: Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are two major tablets that have been advertised on different social media outlets that claim to improve behavior and make the parents life easier. After receiving a message about them, I decided to look more into it. Goally "Goally is the only standalone device designed by leading behavior therapists, child psychologist and learning experts.… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally)
Tami Duncan is the mother of two children. For twelve years she had tried different biomedical treatments and therapies. She had suffered from Lyme disease. She thinks she awakened her own "spiritual gifts." She started to think she is a spiritual healer after taking one reiki class. She says she can communicate with autistic children… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Tami Duncan
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback. Neurofeedback is the direct training of brain function. Practitioners claim it helps the brain function more efficiently. The brain is observed in action from "moment to moment." The information is shown back to the patient. The brain gets rewarded for changing its own activity to more typical patterns. This… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Neurofeedback/biofeedback
What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is often used on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. It uses a small subset of psychology called behavioral psychology or behaviorism. Some… Continue reading What is ABA and My Experience
I am a Veterinary Technologist. What is that. It is an LPN in the veterinary world. While in college, it is required to learn dog and cat training. The method is giving a dog or cat a treat for performing a desired behavior and using the clicker at the same time. Over time the… Continue reading Clicker Training humans : It works but is it Ethical?