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Tag: joint attention

August 2013
Opinion

Remote diagnosis

by  /  20 August 2013

Using telemedicine, physicians can diagnose autism at a distance almost as well as they can in person, reports a new study published 19 July in Telemedicine and e-Health.

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June 2013
News / Toolbox

Virtual public speaking assesses social attention in autism

by  /  12 June 2013

To study attention in people with autism during complex social situations, researchers have developed a virtual reality version of public speaking, according to a study published 20 May in Autism Research.

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May 2013
Opinion

Encouraging speech

by  /  14 May 2013

Little evidence supports the use of sign language for nonverbal children with autism, but other therapies show promise, says a review published 24 April in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.

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April 2013
Opinion

Infant therapy

by  /  26 April 2013

An intervention designed to help infants at high risk for autism also improves interactions between parents and their children, says a study published 27 March in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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News

Siblings of children with autism see and hear differently

by  /  18 April 2013

Three new studies published in March suggest that some infants who have a high risk of developing autism show early differences in brain responses to sight and sound.

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March 2013
News

Cognition and behavior: Attention early indicator of autism

by  /  8 March 2013

Infants who are later diagnosed with autism are less attentive to the presence of a person onscreen at 6 months of age than their typically developing peers are, according to a study published 14 January in Biological Psychiatry.

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February 2013
News / Profiles

Andrew Meltzoff & Patricia Kuhl: Joint attention to mind

by  /  11 February 2013

Husband and wife research team Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl have shown that learning is a fundamentally social process, beginning in early infancy.

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Robots could fill in for autism therapists

by  /  6 February 2013

Robots may be able to help treat children with autism when qualified therapists aren’t available, according to a study published 3 December in IEEE Translational Neural Systems Rehabilitation Engingeering.

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October 2012
News

Cognition and behavior: Children with autism struggle to mime

by  /  30 October 2012

Children with autism have trouble imitating others’ actions, a trait that may be linked to their poor motor skills, according to a study published 10 September in PLoS One.

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News

New technologies may aid early detection of autism

by  /  8 October 2012

Emerging technologies and software may help assess the subtle behaviors, such as gaze or social gestures, that go awry in children with autism, researchers said at the Engineering and Autism conference earlier this month.

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