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Tag: joint attention

May 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Zeroing in on illusions in eye-gaze research

by ,  /  13 May 2014

The common belief that people with autism look at people’s mouths instead of their eyes is inaccurate and has little evidence, say Nouchine Hadjikhani and Quentin Guillon.
 

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Fragile X symptoms don’t add up to autism, studies suggest

by  /  8 May 2014

Roughly one-third of children with fragile X syndrome also have an autism diagnosis. Studies published in the past few months, however, suggest that the set of autism-like symptoms seen in people with fragile X syndrome may only resemble autism superficially.

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April 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Individual traits predict outcomes in autism

by ,  /  22 April 2014

The best predictors of treatment outcomes for children with autism may be subtle learning characteristics that are not specific to children with the disorder, rather than the symptoms that led to their diagnosis, say David Trembath and Giacomo Vivanti.

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February 2014
News

Studies try to pin down timing of ‘early’ autism treatment

by  /  27 February 2014

Evidence is finally accumulating that early diagnosis and behavioral interventions improve the lives of people with autism. Even so, increasingly the question isn’t just whether early intervention works but also the best age at which to intervene.

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January 2014
Opinion

Skill lag and loss common in children with autism

by  /  7 January 2014

Children with autism develop interactive skills late and many lose at least one skill by 3 years of age, says a study published in November.

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December 2013
News

Cognition and behavior: Sticky gaze may be early autism sign

by  /  20 December 2013

Babies later diagnosed with autism tend to stare at objects after picking them up at much later ages than controls do, according to a study published in Behavioral Brain Research.

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October 2013
News

Clinical research: Attention skills delayed in autism

by  /  18 October 2013

Children with autism learn to name objects and imitate others before they are able to engage others’ attention, a pattern opposite to that seen in typical development. They also lag behind their peers in social communication, according to a study published 6 August in Autism.

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September 2013
News

Cognition and behavior: Motor skills affect speech in autism

by  /  13 September 2013

In people with autism, the ability to speak may be closely tied to oral motor skills such as lip or jaw movement, according to a study published 1 July in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.

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Opinion

How does the body dictate speech?

by  /  2 September 2013

A shifting understanding of the role of motor control in people with autism who also have speech deficits raises important questions about language development in the disorder.

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Study of nonverbal autism must go beyond words, experts say

by  /  2 September 2013

To better understand and treat nonverbal autism, the field must paradoxically move beyond focusing on speech production, say many researchers. Emerging research suggests that seemingly unrelated issues such as motor skills and joint attention may instead be key.

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