Daniel Orlievsky, Advancing the Autism Field One Child at a Time

Picture this: your autistic child, whom you never thought would be able to communicate, is now typing out sentences—letter by letter—on the computer. That’s what Daniel Orlievsky’s project set out to do: to help non-verbal adolescents with autism and other developmental disorders learn to communicate. Daniel Orlievsky is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist, and the creator and director of the Rehabilitation Through Writing Project Program at the Infantile and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital“Dra. Carolina Tobar García” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ICare4Autism was lucky enough to have him present his study, “Language, Writing and Conduct Disorder in the Autistic Spectrum” at the 2013 ICare4Autism international Autism Conference held at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, entitled, “Autism: Cutting Edge Research and Promising Treatment Approaches.”

 

Written language is thought to only be possible after oral language is acquired, but Orlievsky is slowly disproving this notion, working with individuals who are much older than usual to begin learning language skills. His team of experts received the Prize of the Faculty of Psychology of the UBA “Contributions of psychology of the problems of children” in 2005, and has been dedicated to help adolescents learn to communicate. Of their many successes includes a child who could not control their bowels at age 8, but by age 10 was able to write the word “toilet.”[i]

 

Orlievsky visited Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices, a partner organization of ICare4Autism over the summer to discuss his project. Dr. Joshua Weinstein reflects, “We were very lucky to have Daniel Orlievsky visit our center for children with autism and to learn of his fascinating project. He caught the attention of all at the conference and I look forward to further collaborations.” Rosalind Picard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Elizabeth Torres, a neuroscientist atRutgersUniversity, are also gaining interest in Orlievsky’s method.

 

Read more about Daniel Orlievsky’s experience at Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices.



[i] “La Nacion” Autism: Argentine psychologists achieve advances in the treatment. 26 Aug 2013. Web. <http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1613939-autismo-psicologos-argentinos-logran-avances-en-el-tratamiento>

This entry was posted in Autism Alternative Treatment, Autism Conferences, Autism Education, Autism Therapy, Autism Treatment, Jerusalem Conference and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • Latest News

    Play-Place for Autistic Children: An Autism Wonderland

    Play-Place for Autistic Children’s vision is to pioneer experiences that combine the magic of hope with the power of play and recovery with an innovative support center in Michigan.

    Father Pushes to Get Autism Awareness Sign

    A resident of Tonawanda, New York, successfully convinced the town to install two signs alerting drivers that an autistic child lives in the area. Louis Blazer said that he and one other family were pushing to get the sign installed because they both have highly autistic children. He said he wanted to protect his son before it was too late.

    Autism Could Cost Americans $1 Trillion by 2025

    Caring for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States is becoming pricier. Alarming numbers have been calculated in a new study published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, conducted by Paul Leigh and Juan Du, health economists at the University of California, Davis.

    App Created For and By Teens with Autism Aids Daily Activities

    Dubbed LOLA, which stands for “Laugh Out Loud Aide,” a new app aims to remind children on the autism spectrum to complete certain tasks that they may forget about, which could be due to a sensory overload that they experience.

  • More Autism News