Library & Information Science Research to Support Librarian’s Professional Development 

As author Neil Gaiman says, “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one”. Librarians play an essential role in collecting, curating and storing information to enhance the minds of people searching for reliable information for projects, papers, initiatives, and more. Today, librarians do more than that; theyContinue reading Library & Information Science Research to Support Librarian’s Professional Development 

SAGE HOUR 2022

SAGE Publishing Asia Pacific organized a 2-part SAGE Hour webinar event for the Southeast and Central Asian region on 1 Nov 2022, with the objective to engage the local academics with our publishing knowledge and academic views. The event was attended by over 200 attendees consisting of academics, librarians, and students. The first part ofContinue reading “SAGE HOUR 2022”

Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes atypical development in children’s social communication and social interaction. More than 30% of children with ASD are incapable of communicating through speech, struggle to comprehend language and may never acquire functional speech.  The typical symptoms of ASD include: They may even resort to violent tantrumsContinue reading Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia

The WHO estimates that 1 in 100 children have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, some studies reveal that numbers may be noticeably higher because there is little clarity about the prevalence of autism in low- and middle-income nations. Children with this neurological and developmental disorder usually have communication and social interaction challenges, haveContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia”

Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

In a recent Household Survey conducted in 2019 – 2020, the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong estimated that 1.4% of its local children under 15 years old have ASD. The numbers are close to the worldwide prevalence rate of 1%. Despite efforts to create an inclusive school environment, there is still much stigmaContinue reading Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China

An extensive population census by the National Bureau of Statistics of China in 2021 found that 1% of its children (approximately 3.1 million) have autism. Even though records of the symptoms of autism (speech delay, “muddle-headedness”) were found in China as early as the seventh century, autism was not recognised or acknowledged until 1982. DueContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China”

Understanding Children With ASD: Food and Nutrition Matters

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects the social communication of a person, involves repetitive interests and behaviours, and impacts sensory functioning. Children with ASD may also have restricted interests and struggle with sensory sensitivity. In addition, they may also experience anxiety, attention deficits, and depression.  Due to the complexity andContinue reading Understanding Children With ASD: Food and Nutrition Matters

Understanding Children With ASD: How Face Perception Affects Social Skills

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex and heterogeneous disorder that affects brain development and behaviour. It is believed to affect 1% to 2% of the general population, and its symptoms can appear as early as infancy or toddlerhood. Children with ASD may display atypical behaviours and patterns of restricted interest, and one of theContinue reading Understanding Children With ASD: How Face Perception Affects Social Skills

Understanding Children With ASD: How Music Affects Speech

Children with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have atypical development in social communication and social interaction and display restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours. Its symptoms are typically observable in early childhood and vary in severity; every child experiences the neurodevelopmental disorder differently.  Speech and communication difficulties are one of the primary diagnostic features of ASD.Continue reading Understanding Children With ASD: How Music Affects Speech

Understanding Children with ASD: Benefits of Exercise on Sleep and Behaviour

Autism is a neurological and developmental condition marked by difficulties in communication and interacting with others, having restricted interests, and displaying repetitive speech and behaviours. People with Autism may also have medical conditions like gastrointestinal (GI) disorders or experience other issues like sensory sensitivity, anxiety, depression, and attention deficits. Although it can be diagnosed atContinue reading “Understanding Children with ASD: Benefits of Exercise on Sleep and Behaviour”