Thought this would be of interest to people on this forum. Some very amazing breakthrough research using the approach developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan (DIR/Floortime) showing actual changes in regions of the brain (the children's brains have actually been rewired):
These findings are part of a major research study conducted at York University in Toronto. This is the first study of an autism non-medical treatment in which studies of the brain were one of the measures.
In addition to children with autism spectrum disorders, DIR/Floortime can be helpful for children and adults with other types of developmental and learning issues. The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders has more information on DIR/Floortime: http://www.icdl.com/
I was thinking that Thom might possibly take a look at this for the "Science Rocks" feature. I would love to see more parents of children with autism spectrum disorders learn about this research.