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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

Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

Photo: Elderly woman with a young girl [19/01/2015] Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be most effective and produce the best outcomes. Using advanced three-dimensional imaging and statistical analysis techniques, researchers at the University of Missouri have identified facial measurements in children with autism that may lead to a screening tool for young children and provide clues to its genetic causes.Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism - Read more

Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups

Photo: Lead author and toddler [14/01/2015] As the rate of children with autism in the U.S. continues to grow, a new study published in top-ranked journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals can't rely solely on their clinical judgment to detect autism risk.Pediatricians miss autism symptoms in brief checkups - 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

Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder

Photo: Person touching a screen [03/12/2014] Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults. For the first time, researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University report developing a quantitative way to assess these otherwise ignored variations in movement and link those variations to a diagnosis.Minute movements of autistic children and parents provide clue to severity of disorder - Read more

Why people with autism see faces differently

Photo: Four people looking into the camera [26/11/2014] The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples' faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal.Why people with autism see faces differently - Read more

Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification

Photo: Magnifying glass over the word [17/11/2014] The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black and Hispanic children were significantly underrepresented.Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification - Read more

Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism

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Photo: Physician, girl and mother [10/11/2014] More than half of the increases in the Danish autism statistics can be explained by changes in the way diagnosis are made and cases registered. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University which, for the first time, confirms a widespread hypothesis.Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism - Read more

Integrated Play Groups help children with autism

Photo: Three girls playing with toys [04/11/2014] It's a question parents of a child with autism might ask themselves: How can I help my son or daughter socialize with his or her typically developing peers? The solution, San Francisco State's Pamela Wolfberg found, may lie in a different type of playgroup that focuses on collaborative rather than adult-directed activities.Integrated Play Groups help children with autism - Read more

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months

Photo: Siblings [22/10/2014] About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57 percent of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months - Read more

 
 

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