Week in Neurodiversity – A Therapy Duck For PTSD? (10/29/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Amanda Seyfried opens up about having OCD, scientists develop a new gene therapy for Alzheimer’s, and have you heard of Daniel the therapy duck? All these stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:12] Actress Amanda Seyfried opens up about living with OCD.

[00:42] The mother of a child with Down syndrome has posted a video that has gone viral.

[01:10] A business apprentice from Dagenham tells her story of what it’s like living with dyslexia.

[01:42] Scientists have developed a new gene therapy that may treat Alzheimer’s.

[02:18] A pediatric psychologist joins ABC News 13 to discuss the importance of screening your child for autism at an early age.

[02:42] A therapy duck named Daniel is taking the world by storm, after being seen accompanying a woman with PTSD on her flight.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Actress Amanda Seyfried opens up about living with OCD. http://www.etonline.com/news/200659_amanda_seyfried_opens_up_about_living_with_mental_illness_taking_medication/

The mother of a child with Down syndrome has posted a video that has gone viral. http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/moms-viral-video-showcases-joy-child-syndrome/story?id=42881018

A business apprentice from Dagenham tells her story of what it’s like living with dyslexia. https://www.facebook.com/barkingdagenhamcollege/videos/

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy that may treat Alzheimer’s. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/new-study-shows-gene-therapy-may-treat-alzheimers-video

A pediatric psychologist joins ABC News 13 to discuss the importance of screening your child for autism at an early age. http://www.13newsnow.com/news/health/assessing-autism-in-children/339209482

A therapy duck named Daniel is taking the world by storm, after being seen accompanying a woman with PTSD on her flight. http://wlos.com/news/local/better-than-web-md-therapy-duck-is-owners-lifeline-after-terrible-accident

 

 

 

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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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