Week In Neurodiversity – Can Pokemon Go Battle Depression? (7/23/16)

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a woman with dementia plays the piano, a boy with autism wins a world title in taekwondo, and what effect is Pokemon Go having on the neurodiverse community?




101-year-old woman with dementia still has ability to play piano


Detecting Alzheimer’s with Eye Exam – http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/07/12/Alzheimers-disease-may-be-detectable-using-eye-exam/9771468321176/

Video of Down syndrome couple’s proposal goes viral – http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/07/11/video-down-syndrome-couples-proposal-goes-viral.html

Utah Boy with Autism Becomes World Champion in Taekwondo – http://ktla.com/2016/07/12/boy-with-autism-shatters-stereotypes-takes-world-title-in-taekwondo/

ADHD summer program helps kids focus, develop social skills –http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/brentwood/2016/06/29/adhd-summer-program-helps kids-focus-develop-social-skills/86134598/

New Pokemon Go app is helping many deal with anxiety and depression – http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/pokemon-go-players-laud-game-for-bolstering-mental-health-and-encouraging-them-to-go-outdoors

Recommended Channel: Asperger Experts – https://www.youtube.com/user/AspergerExperts/videos

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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