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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: attention

November 2016

Medication, parent coaching quell hyperactivity in autism

by  /  1 November 2016

A drug called atomoxetine eases hyperactivity in children who have both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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October 2016
researchers study the human eye

Visual system may offer glimpse of autism’s effects in brain

by ,  /  25 October 2016

Studying the visual system could help scientists understand how autism alters neural functioning in the brain.

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September 2016

Parents battle for children’s mental health services at school

by ,  /  21 September 2016

One in five children in the United States have a psychiatric condition, but schools often lack the training and resources they need to give these students the support they need.

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August 2016

The controversy over autism’s most common therapy

by  /  10 August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.

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Timing is key to understanding sensory, social issues in autism

by  /  9 August 2016

Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.

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July 2016

People with autism can read emotions, feel empathy

by ,  /  12 July 2016

The notion that people with autism lack empathy and cannot recognize other people’s feelings is wrong.

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June 2016
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Probing parenting; connectome conference; women at the bench

by  /  17 June 2016

A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.

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Animation: A woman holding a crying baby stands on a busy street corner. Around her, there are cars driving, people walking, a bustling city.

Talking sense: What sensory processing disorder says about autism

by  /  1 June 2016

Some children are highly sensitive to sound, sight or touch, whereas others seem almost numb. Exploring the differences may offer insights into autism.

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May 2016

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

by  /  31 May 2016

Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.

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Atlas of brain connectivity can flag attention problems

by  /  18 May 2016

A new set of charts shows how brain connections can change as children grow, and can serve as a reference for detecting problems with attention.

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