Joshua G. Corbin, Ph.D., interim director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Health System and the study’s co-senior author. Credit: Children’s National Health System A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study from a […]Continue Reading ...
Convincing young children to try new foods can be a dinner time stressor for any family, but for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) meal time challenges are often not just a phase. New research by Greg Wallace, an assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the Columbian […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated at 2.5 percent among U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in Pediatrics. Using data from the nationally representative 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood. The differences observed between adult and young people mimicked those seen in a strain of fruit flies that had a genetic change associated with autism and other developmental […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research, which will be published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine, expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers. In the new […]Continue Reading ...
BYU researchers help prepare a child for an MRI scan Credit: Bradley Slade It’s a challenging proposition for anyone: Lie flat on your back, helmet covering half of your face, in a tight-quartered MRI capsule that would make even the non-claustrophobe jittery. Then try not to move for 45 minutes. For children and adolescents with […]Continue Reading ...
Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests. A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air pollutant during pregnancy was tied to higher odds of a child being diagnosed with autism by age 5. That pollutant, nitric oxide, is associated with traffic pollution, the researchers noted. “There […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain. The details of their study are available November 16 in the journal JAMA Network Open. “People […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first comprehensive, systematic review and meta-analysis of adults with autism shows that despite having an intact IQ, these adults have medium to large impairments in four key social- and non-social cognitive domains: theory of mind, emotion perception and knowledge, processing speed, and verbal learning and memory. The results may help […]Continue Reading ...
British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England. The findings come from an analysis of data extracted from the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study, a nationally representative sample of […]Continue Reading ...
Early intervention can help children with autism to develop their communication skills. Credit: www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Research suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the age of two. It also shows that many of the behavioural symptoms of autism are present before the age of one. These behaviours include decreased interest in social […]Continue Reading ...
In a world first, breakthrough research from La Trobe University has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialised settings. Credit: La Trobe University In a world first, breakthrough research from La Trobe University has shown that toddlers with autism […]Continue Reading ...
The Milestone Tracker phone app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The app was created to help parents recognize developmental delays. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane) How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Autism affects approximately one in every 100 Australians and costs around $10 billion each year. But, according to Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow Rachel Grove, there’s still so much we don’t know, particularly when it comes to females. Though autism affects both genders, Rachel says, “Autism has been diagnosed at a rate […]Continue Reading ...
Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories that the condition itself is the origin of such distress. In the first study of its kind, published in the Journal of Society and Mental Health, researchers from the University of […]Continue Reading ...
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