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June 2011
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Clinical research: Mainstreaming helps children with autism

by  /  10 June 2011

Early interventions for preschoolers who have autism are effective when included alongside standard curricula in mainstream settings, according to two studies published in April.

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May 2011
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Two new checklists offer rapid, early diagnosis for autism

by  /  5 May 2011

Short questionnaires that parents can fill out at a pediatrician’s office flag early signs of autism in infants and toddlers well before the disorder is usually diagnosed, according to two new studies.

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February 2011
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Clinical research: Socially based intervention improves autism

by  /  4 February 2011

A new intervention that teaches toddlers skills in a real-world environment — a playgroup rather than a one-on-one interaction with a researcher, for instance — more than doubles their ability to imitate others, according to a January study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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January 2011
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Cognition and behavior: Children with autism heed irrelevant images

by  /  5 January 2011

Children with autism are less interested in watching an activity, such as a parent and child putting together a puzzle, compared with typically developing controls, according to a study published in November in Brain Research.

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September 2010
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Infant gaze signals autism risk, study suggests

by  /  30 September 2010

At 6 months of age, siblings of children with autism are less likely to gaze spontaneously at their caregivers while focused on learning a new task, though they learn the task just as quickly as do low-risk infants, according to a study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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January 2010
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Early intervention yields big benefits for children with autism

by  /  20 January 2010

An early intervention method called the Early Start Denver Model can help children with autism improve their language and behavioral skills, and raise their intelligence quotients, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

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October 2009
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Video: What autism teaches us about normal development

by  /  18 October 2009

Some of the most profound mysteries of human nature relate to how we communicate and interact with each other. Matthew Belmonte, assistant professor of human development at Cornell University, talks about how studying people with autism can help understand these aspects in healthy people.

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June 2009
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New ‘mirror neurons’ reflect the attention of others

by  /  30 June 2009

Studying a new type of mirror neuron may help researchers better understand the brain impairments underlying characteristic deficits of autism.

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November 2008
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Size of infant’s amygdala predicts language ability

by  /  21 November 2008

A child’s language ability correlates with the volume of his or her amygdala ― the small, deep brain region that is strongly associated with emotion processing ― according to an unpublished five-year longitudinal study presented Wednesday afternoon at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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