About one year ago, I received a message from Mrs. M.’s neurosurgeon: “Stefanie, are you ready to attend a surgery this Saturday?” This truly extraordinary experience showed me once again the impact of executive dysfunctions and how they can abruptly turn one’s whole life upside-down.
A personal experience with our dog Eli made me wonder whether animal-assisted interventions have the potential to support the treatment and care of children with ADHD. A subsequent literature study provided ample indication that several mechanisms of animal-assisted interventions can have a positive effect on several core symptoms of ADHD.
We are happy today to share an interview with Dick de Waard, who recently became Professor of “Traffic Psychology and the Retention of Mobility” in the Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology group of our department. The interview was conducted and written by Heleen Hoogeveen, PhD candidate on the topic of food perception.
The author discusses the results of her recent study on self-reported empathy in women with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and queries how representative currently diagnosed women with ASD are of the total population of women on the spectrum (including those ‘under the radar’ who have not received a diagnosis of ASD).
There are three ways to extend mobility for older people and patients. We can offer electronic support in or on the means of transportation, we can adapt the infrastructure, and we can provide cognitive training. Dick de Waard focused in his inaugural lecture (and in this blog post) on the first two.
Do you remember that one classmate in elementary school who was often off-task, restless, and clowning around? What did the teacher do about it? In this blog post, I use recent reviews to discuss what science suggests to be effective for managing children with symptoms of ADHD in the classroom.
The author discusses the lack of female- specific research in autism and proposes a new way to look at the issue of under-diagnosing girls with this condition.
Can you imagine it is possible to improve cognitive functioning only by sitting regularly for a few minutes on a vibrating chair? In our studies, we demonstrated that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) can be of potential value in the treatment of patients with ADHD!