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Lydia Denworth

Freelance Writer, Spectrum

Lydia Denworth is a New York-based science writer and author of I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language

April 2018
News

Social communication in autism, explained

by  /  19 April 2018

Communication problems have always been considered a core feature of autism. Yet there are substantial and wide-ranging differences in how people with autism communicate.

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Features / Deep Dive

Where communication breaks down for people with autism

by  /  18 April 2018

People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.

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March 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The enemy within

by  /  9 March 2016

The possibility that autism is caused by a maternal immune system gone awry is no longer a fringe idea — but proposals to identify or fix these glitches are still controversial.

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September 2015
Features / Deep Dive

Magnetic promise: Can brain stimulation treat autism?

by  /  23 September 2015

There are hints that transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electricity to change how brain cells function, might improve the symptoms of autism. But hopes are running way ahead of the facts.

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