Study of music increases IQ

By on August 24, 2004

The idea that studying music improves the intellect is not a new one, but at last there is incontrovertible evidence from a study conducted out of the University of Toronto. The study, led by Dr. E. Glenn Schellenberg, examined the effect of extra-curricular activities on the intellectual and social development of six-year-old children. A group of 144 children were recruited through an ad in a local newspaper and assigned randomly to one of...

New Autism Charity to Test Treatment Claims

By on June 28, 2004 and the The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK are reporting that a new charity today pledged to investigate the “exaggerated and misleading claims” of some of the hundreds of treatments available for people with autism.

The Autism Intervention Research Trust is to fund research into the effectiveness of interventions to find out which work, which do not and which are potentially hazardous. Read on for more.