A drug called atomoxetine eases hyperactivity in children who have both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Studying the visual system could help scientists understand how autism alters neural functioning in the brain.
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.
Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.
The notion that people with autism lack empathy and cannot recognize other people’s feelings is wrong.
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.
Some children are highly sensitive to sound, sight or touch, whereas others seem almost numb. Exploring the differences may offer insights into autism.
Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.
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.