Autistic people have trouble making facial expressions appropriate to the circumstances.
Parents may speak to their autistic children using fewer words and less complex sentences than do parents of typical children, which in turn shapes the children’s language skills.
Children with autism who speak few or no words improve in their verbal abilities after their parents learn to engage them in conversation during play.
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Music therapy does not alleviate autism features, according to a large international study.
Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.
Children with an extra copy of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, the second most common genetic abnormality in people with autism, have unusually strong brain waves called beta oscillations. The preliminary findings, presented Friday at the Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, suggest that beta oscillations could distinguish children with dup15q syndrome from those with other forms of autism.
Teaching parents of toddlers with autism how to respond to their children may result in long-term improvements in these children’s autism features.
People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.
Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.