For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism

Jul 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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There's No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism

Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective

Jul 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain scan method may help detect autism

Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.

Apr 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism diagnosis taking too long, experts say

Medical experts in Newcastle, UK, say that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain maps highlight autism disorders

Brain maps of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show different levels of connectivity between parts of the brain compared with typical individuals, scientists report.

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism test on the horizon as firm screens for signatures of disorder

A University of Wisconsin-Madison spin-off is screening blood samples in an effort to develop a biologically based method to diagnose autism.

Mar 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Study identifies novel mechanism that causes abnormal brain ...

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders that pose major personal and public health concerns. Patients with ASDs have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social ...

Feb 18

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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More progress needed in early recognition of autism

An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in preschool years, but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight than four year-olds, a new study reports.

Dec 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Oxytocin has social, emotional and behavioral benefits in young kids ...

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioral issues among young children with autism, according to a University of Sydney research.

Oct 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Is your child's ADHD actually autism?

'ASD that goes unrecognised and untreated until the child is older than six may negatively affect their long-term prognosis,' Dr Miodovnik said.

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Developmental Disorders ...

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Girls, boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure

A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters' brain structures. Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to the ...

Sep 5

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...

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Can autism be measured in a sniff?

Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You'd take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you'd likely do just the opposite--abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, ...

Jul 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week ...

Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, researchers have found.

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Are Specialized Diets For The Treatment Of Autism Effective?

Several genetic factors are known to influence the etiology of ASD, but these do not apply to the majority of autistic patients. The importance of environmental factors in the development of ASD has been gaining ground, namely the contribution of ...

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Enhanced Visual Attention May Be Early Predictor of Autism

Researchers from the University of London have found that the kids who at nine months quickly identified the odd visual element were more likely to show early symptoms of autism on the AOSI test at 15 and 24 months. The researchers found, however, ...

Jun 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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