Parent-led early intervention for autism is the first to show reduction in symptom severity through to ages 7-11
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An early intervention for autism aimed at helping parents communicate with their child has been shown to have an effect on reducing the severity of autism symptoms, and this reduction continued for six years after the end ...
How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder's secrets
Oct 25, 2016
Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges, but the way autism strikes girls—or doesn't—may help reveal some of the developmental disorder's frustrating secrets.
New study aims to give children with autism the best start in life
Oct 20, 2016
A ground-breaking new study has been launched understand how to support families affected by autism as soon as they receive their diagnosis.
Scientists link single gene to some cases of autism spectrum disorder
Oct 19, 2016
Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood.
Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better
Oct 18, 2016
Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These are the preliminary ...
People with autism more likely to 'follow their heads and not their hearts'
Oct 13, 2016
Scientists at King's College London have shown why people with autism are more logical in their decision-making and less susceptible to the so-called 'Framing Effect'compared to people who do not have the disorder.
Study: Shakespeare play helps children with autism communicate
Oct 11, 2016
A new study showed improvement in the social and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a signature approach pairing the recitation of Shakespeare's rhythmiclanguage with physical gesture.
Unique genetic basis found in autism genes that may lead to earlier diagnosis
Oct 06, 2016
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers are a step closer to understanding the genetic basis of autism, which they hope will lead to earlier diagnosis of what is rapidly becoming the most prevalent developmental ...
Visual displays help children develop communication skills
Oct 04, 2016
When designing tools for children with communication disorders, minor details matter significantly.
Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism
Sep 29, 2016
In what's believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in the software testing industry.