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Tag: developmental delay

December 2017
parents hiking with toddler

Walking doesn’t deliver language gains for children with autism

by  /  4 December 2017

Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.

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November 2017
child in bathtub with a cut on elbow

Problems with attention, not autism, predispose children to injury

by  /  27 November 2017

Young children with autism sustain injuries primarily because of co-occurring attention deficit.

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black mice exiting hole

Learning shows sex bias in mice with mutation tied to autism

by  /  23 November 2017

Male mice with a genetic variant tied to autism may have learning difficulties that females with the variant do not.

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Photo: two children sit on the top step of a flight of carpeted stairs, reading size by side.

How to get children with autism to sleep

by  /  13 November 2017

Insomnia troubles many children with autism. Luckily, research is awakening parents to some simple bedtime solutions.

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Week of OctoberOct
30th
2017

Gene-editing gadgetry; intelligence trajectories; research reset and more

by  /  3 November 2017

Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.

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Two mice sniffing one another.

Drug boosts social behavior in mice with deletion tied to autism

by  /  1 November 2017

A drug that has shown promise for treating fragile X syndrome may ease features of another condition associated with autism.

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October 2017
Toddler girl sleeping with hair floating against black background.

How treating sleep may ease all forms of autism

by  /  31 October 2017

Behavioral interventions and medications can help children with autism-related syndromes sleep better, but the treatments must be tailored to the cause of each child’s sleep disturbance.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2017

Face learning; mosaic inheritance; nosy scientists and more

by  /  8 September 2017

A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.

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Pregnant woman pouring pills into her palm.

Epilepsy drugs pose risks to developing brains, study suggests

by  /  7 September 2017

Some drugs used to treat epilepsy may harm children who are exposed to them in the womb or through breast milk.

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August 2017
Illustration of baby with an EEG cap.

Can an epilepsy drug prevent autism features?

by  /  29 August 2017

An epilepsy drug may prevent seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis and alleviate their autism features, says Martina Bebin.

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