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    The Irlen Method uses precision-tinted coloured overlays and filtered lenses. The Irlen Method employs advanced spectrometer technology meeting strict standards of colour balancing for colour correction to correct light frequencies which are not processed correctly by those who suffer from Irlen Syndrome.

    NEWS ALERT June 25, 2012

    EEG Test Can Identify Children with Autism
    U.S. researchers repeatedly tested an electroencephalogram in almost 1,000 children and found that EEG traces correctly identified individuals diagnosed with autism about 90% of the time. They detected 33 specific EEG patterns that appear to be tied to the condition. The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.
    BBC (6/25)

    Shoshana Sondra Shamberg Recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Health Care Consulting Services
    Shoshana Sondra Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA, president of Abilities OT Services, Inc., and the Irlen Visual Learning Center in Baltimore, Maryland, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in health care consulting services. Ms. Shamberg has 24 years of experience in occupational therapy and health care consulting services. Her areas of expertise include home and worksite assessments and modifications. She is responsible for providing special education consulting and advocacy, assistive technology and health care related techniques including occupational therapy, cranial sacral therapy, and the Irlen Method. Additionally, she regularly presents seminars and training programs for consumers and professionals. She is adept at ADA Compliance and serves as an expert witness. Ms. Shamberg has served as a contract therapist for many hospitals and educational settings. She has also worked previously in private practice and for Baltimore City Public Schools. Ms. Shamberg has been chosen as a featured speaker at the Irlen International Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in July 2012, and as a featured speaker at the Brain Gym International Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, in August 2012. Both conferences bring together participants from more than 25 countries around the world for sharing research, information, and networking.

    Utah Study Attributes Rise in Autism to Diagnostic Changes
    The rise in the number of students with autism in Utah may be attributable to changes in the way the disorder is diagnosed, a new study shows. For the study, researchers re-evaluated the results of a study conducted in the 1980s and found many children considered "challenged" at that time could now be considered as having autism under current diagnostic criteria. "The modern criteria have expanded the number of folks who are included in this diagnosis," said Deborah Bilder, one of the study's authors and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah. The Tribune (Utah) (6/27)

    Small Study Ties Vitamin D Deficiency to Psychotic Symptoms in Teens
    Teens with mental illness who were deficient in vitamin D were three and a half times more likely to show psychotic symptoms than teens with mental illness and normal levels of vitamin D, U.S. researchers found. (6/26)

    ADHD Drug Prescriptions Have Risen in U.S., FDA Reports
    The pediatric use of prescription attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs increased by 46% between 2002 and 2010, FDA researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics. Meanwhile, they noted that overall prescriptions for antibiotics and cough medications declined during the study period. The Washington Post/On Parenting blog (6/18)

    Note Taking Without Tears – the Medialexie Scribe
    The Medialexie Calame Plus is an easy assistive technology that allows learners to listen to text and take notes by simply highlighting text information. A word predictor aims to help a user (generally with dysgraphia) to write using the computer keyboard. As soon as the first letters are typed, the Predictor will display and read out a list of possible words. The list becomes more precise with each additional letter typed. To help the user choose a word, the Predictor will offer different options for each word in the list: word class, definition, synonyms, homonyms, verb class, etc.

    Students Invent Gloves That Turn Signing into Speech
    A group of Ukrainian students competing at the finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup have created a pair of gloves called EnableTalk that use technology to turn sign language into text and then into spoken words. The creators say the hardware costs $75 per pair, and users can modify the systems to account for regional variations in sign language. TechCrunch (7/9)