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Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds

Graphic: Boy with a tomato head and a tomato in his hand [19/08/2015] A EU project based out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is examining the links between language and perception in autistic individuals as just one of 15 cross-disciplinary projects designed to bring a better understanding to how our perception and language interact and change over time and in individuals.Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds - Read more

Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Photo: A toddler takes part in early intervention activities [12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more

Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism

Photo: Child imitating mother's behavior [06/02/2015] A new study by University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill researchers finds that a collection of simple strategies used by parents can lead to significant improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism - Read more

Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive

Photo: Laughing girl with a dog and a cat [05/01/2015] Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home.Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive - Read more

Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier

Photo: Three children with toys [26/05/2014] Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students – not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism.Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier - Read more

Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing

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Photo: Toddler playing [13/09/2013] In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing - Read more

Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism also Have ADHD

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Photo: Smiling children [10/06/2013] Researchers found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms. Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism also Have ADHD - Read more

Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés

Infantile, atypical or Asperger – for a long time, those have been the common downgrades of autism. But now, a new understanding of the congenital development disorder has established itself: Because no autistic person resembles the other and every one of them shows symptoms of a different strength, experts now rather talk about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés - Read more

Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism

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Photo: Boy and robot [22/03/2013] Researchers report that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) paid more attention to a humanoid robot and followed its instructions almost as well as they did those of a human therapist in standard exercises used to develop joint attention skill. Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism - Read more

Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate

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Photo: Boy in front of a screen; linked to [10/12/2012] The use of technology in the classroom is nothing new, but a school is breaking new ground by using technology to help pupils with autism communicate more effectively.Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate - Read more

 
 

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