Study offers potential breakthrough in care of children with autism Symptoms improve after parents are trained to better understand and interact with preschool children, researchers say A new form of therapy has for the first time been shown to improve the symptoms and behaviour of autistic children, offering a potential breakthrough in care for millions [ ] The post Study offers potential breakthrough in care of children with autism appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com. http://bit.ly/2e2rYpW
Study offers potential breakthrough in care of children with autism
Symptoms improve after parents are trained to better understand and interact with preschool children, researchers say
A new form of therapy has for the first time been shown to improve the symptoms and behaviour of autistic children, offering a potential breakthrough in care for millions of families.
Six years after parents were trained to better understand and interact with their preschool children, researchers found that the therapy had moderated the behaviour of those who had been severely autistic, unresponsive or unable to speak.
A child who might have run around a supermarket squealing, heedless of their parent, putting objects in their mouth and pushing past shoppers to try to press the buttons at checkout, might instead wait in the queue and even help load the trolley, the research found.
The success of the preschool autism communication trial (Pact) has surprised even the researchers who designed it. There are no drugs to treat the condition, which typically sets in around the age of two, and many families have tried intensive training of their children by therapists, with mixed results. Pact instead trained the parents to help their children.
Prof Jonathan Green at the University of Manchester, who led the study published in the Lancet medical journal, said they had not found the cure for autism, but he and his team believed it had great potential and hoped it would be widely adopted.
The advantage of this approach over a direct therapist-child intervention is that it has potential to affect the everyday life of the child, he said. Our findings are encouraging, as they represent an improvement in the core symptoms of autism previously thought very resistant to change.
This is not a cure, in the sense that the children who demonstrated improvements will still show remaining symptoms to a variable extent, but it does suggest that working with parents to interact with their children in this way can lead to improvements in symptoms over the long term.
The trial involved 152 children aged two to four. The families visited a clinic twice a week for six months, where parents were videoed with their children and a box of toys. Autistic children might not interact with their parents at all, but when eventually a child did offer a toy or made a noise that could be interpreted as a request, the incident was rerun on video and the parent encouraged to respond. If the child offered a toy, the parent reciprocated. If the child said a word, the parent repeated it and added something. The practice was repeated at home every day.
The therapy continued with the parents for the next six months with less intensity. At the end of the first year, the researchers could see the children had improved, but the most dramatic development was seen at the follow-up six years later. At the start of the trial, 50% of those in the control group who did not get the therapy and 55% of those who did were assessed as severely autistic. The children in the intervention group, though, got better. The proportion assessed as severe in the control group was 63% by the end of six years, compared with 46% in the intervention group.
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Halloween 2016 Halloween 2016 will soon be upon us. Key Halloween Products here at Silly Billy’s are: Snazaroo Facepaints, we have all the colours necessary for good Halloween Face Painting and Snazaroo face paints are the best quality face paints used by professionals. As their tagline says “The World’s Favourite Facepaints” For some ideas on [ ] The post Halloween 2016 appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com. http://bit.ly/2dQ3dNp
Halloween 2016 will soon be upon us. Key Halloween Products here at Silly Billy’s are:
Snazaroo Facepaints, we have all the colours necessary for good Halloween Face Painting and Snazaroo face paints are the best quality face paints used by professionals. As their tagline says “The World’s Favourite Facepaints”
For some ideas on how and what to paint for Halloween please take a look here
Here is an example review from a Snazaroo purchaser: I work as a part-time face-painter at a zoo. We use Snazaroo facepaints on all our customers. Snazaroo facepaint can be used both professionally, for kids parties or simply for fun. The paint is designed for both young and old(er) skin, it is safe to use and easy to wash off. If you are looking for facepaint that is good quality without breaking the bank Snazaroo is definitely worth a look.
As well as Facepaints for Halloween 2016 we have Fake Blood; Spiders, Damaged Fingers and more from our jokes stand
Halloween Blooh and Jokes Only 99p
If you would rather purchase a set of Facepaints we have excellent Galt Facepaints at only £5.99 a pack:
Here is a video about painting a Halloween Face that you may find useful:
Halloween a Small History:
Halloween or Hallowe’en is now celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. Modern day celebrations generally involve groups of children dressed in scary costumes roaming from house to house, demanding “trick-or-treat”. Fearing the worst, intimidated householders normally hand over vast amounts of treats in the form of chocolates, sweets and candy to avoid whatever dastardly tricks may have been dreamt up by these little miscreants. The origins of these celebrations however date back thousands of years, to pagan times.
The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Until 2,000 years ago, the Celts lived across the lands we now know as Britain, Ireland and northern France. Essentially a farming and agricultural people, the Pre-Christian Celtic year was determined by the growing seasons and Samhain marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter. The festival symbolised the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Massacre of the Druids
It was believed by the Celts that on the night of 31st October, ghosts of their dead would revisit the mortal world and large bonfires were lit in each village in order to ward off any evil spirits that may also be at large. Celtic priests, known as Druids, would have led the Samhain celebrations. It would also have been the Druids who ensured that the hearth fire of each house was re-lit from the glowing embers of the sacred bonfire, in order to help protect the people and keep them warm through the forthcoming long, dark winter months.
An exciting event in Hebden Bridge for Halloween is:
The Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk
Beyond the Veil of Calderdale is the all new Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk brought to you by Award Winning Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill.
Join her for 75 minutes of mystery, magic, murder and mayhem on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. Meet at 4pm on the Wavy Steps (HX7 8EX). Adults £5 Children £3. No need to book, just turn up. For more information please contact Ursula on 07811 646 479 or visit email@example.com
New Lego & More Exciting Products at Silly Billy’s this week The Christmas stock is growing and the shop shelf space and storage space is becoming tighter than the proverbial Gnat’s bottom. So for your delectation and excitement we have new Lego products in the shop and some other exciting new products that are not [ ] The post New Lego & More Exciting Products appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com. http://bit.ly/2eok8br
Great British High Street Awards AN IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW: Unfortunately I did not realise that entries are closed to this as it was not well explained by the organisers. Nonetheless, rather than delete the post I would like to illustrate the shops you can vote for using the Method [ ] The post Great British High Street Awards appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com. http://bit.ly/2e8lQ5w
New Lego & More Exciting Products at Silly Billy’s this week
The Christmas stock is growing and the shop shelf space and storage space is becoming tighter than the proverbial Gnat’s bottom. So for your delectation and excitement we have new Lego products in the shop and some other exciting new products that are not Lego as well
TY Teeny’s or rather Teeny TYs are now replenished and our Teeny Ty stand is full, we have new Teeny TYs that you can add to your existing TY collection, stack em and rack em, Teeny TYs are proving to be amazingly popular this year.
And most notably we have some new and exciting Lego Products for you. We have extended our Lego Technic Range with the Mine Loader 42049 and the Hydroplane Racer 42045
Mine Loader 42049
We have for the younger audience some Lego Duplo, My First Tractor 10615 and Baby Animals 10801
Also for all you Minecraft fans out there we have the all new Wither 21126:
Lego is one of the most popular toys here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and we are stocking one of the most diverse ranges of Lego outside of a Lego Shop itself, in fact we might even argue that Silly Billy’s Lego range is even more diverse than the ranges you may see in Lego Stores
If you are looking for Christmas Presents then please come and shop with us here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and keep Independent Shopping alive.
Unfortunately I did not realise that entries are closed to this as it was not well explained by the organisers. Nonetheless, rather than delete the post I would like to illustrate the shops you can vote for using the Method illustrated below:
The Artery, Banbury, Oxfordshire – @thearteryshop
Fleetwood Beach, Lancashire – @Fleetwoodbeach
Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire – @HeartGallery
You can NOT vote for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in the Great British High Street Shop Awards unfortunately and instead we suggest that you vote for the local contender around the corner: @HeartGallery it is very easy to do, although you do need a Twitter Account. The instructions on how to vote via Twitter are below
So we would really appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for Heart Gallery in the Great British High Street Awards, as we, like many other businesses in Hebden Bridge, are striving to make a great comeback after the devastating floods of 2015
Voting for the best shop category is available from now until 19th November 2016 and further details are here about the #BestGBTwitterShop
If you follow any of the links above you can see how active we are on Social Media, all Social Media is Managed by Robert A Williams
It is very simple to enter The Heart Gallery into the awards. All you need to do is create a Tweet similar to this: #BestGBTwitterShop has to be, without any question, @HeartGallery #BE_WELL Please #share #retweet
Thanks for reading and please don’t forget to vote.
Christmas Gifts The corporate’s have been punching Christmas 2016 for some time now. We have placed many of our orders for Christmas already here at Silly Billy’s and we have Christmas Gifts from as low as 50 pence to as much as £79.99. Lego is one of ourprime lines for Christmas 2016 and we would [ ] The post Christmas Gifts appeared first on www.sillybillystoyshop.com. http://bit.ly/2echjKp
The corporate’s have been punching Christmas 2016 for some time now. We have placed many of our orders for Christmas already here at Silly Billy’s and we have Christmas Gifts from as low as 50 pence to as much as £79.99. Lego is one of ourprime lines for Christmas 2016 and we would appreciate it if you would shop for your Lego products from us here at Silly Billy’s rather than the likes of Amazon or another global corporation.
Shopping with Small Businesses helps to keep diversity in the High Street and also helps the small business to continue trading. Independent Toy Shop’s have been culled by corporates and internet shopping and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is one of the last Independent’s standing so we would really appreciate it, if your Christmas Gift’s could be shopping with us:
What do we have in stock for Christmas you may ask?
Well here are some things that might entertain you,:
Stocking Filler’s from 50p, these might include the ever popular Lego Minifigures at only £2.49 a packet
Our 50 pence range includes bouncy balls and much much more
We have Four Types of Advent Calendars in Stock although they are running out fast
Lego Star Wars Advent £24.99
Playmobil Advent Calendar £19.99
Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent £19.99
Bayala Advent Calendars £24.99
Other Christmas Gifts include our Fantastic Lego range with all new Lego Star Wars Rogue One
We have Hex Bugs in stock and plenty of wooden toys for our younger shoppers, including a Wooden Brio compatible train track at only £19.99 and we have the best range of Schleich collectible horses and animals of any Toy Shop in the North of England.
Did you know that we stock the all Original Metal Slinky’s as made in the USA
We also have lots of Toys and Gift’s for Babies here at Silly Billy’s including Sophie, La Girafe, one of our most popular baby ranges to date.