Tag: language

August 2018
News

Long-term study shows language’s role in easing autism features

by  /  31 August 2018

Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Evelina Fedorenko discusses language processing in autism

28 November 2018

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Evelina Fedorenko, who will discuss language processing and development in autism.

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Rhesus macaque making a funny face.
News / Toolbox

Three distinct brain systems underlie monkey social skills

by  /  10 August 2018

A new map shows three brain networks that govern social communication in rhesus macaques.

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July 2018
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News / Spotted

Anxiety app; favorite things; overheard words and more

by  /  13 July 2018

An app may help people with autism manage anxiety, adults on the spectrum share the items they use to self-soothe, and autistic children can pick up new words by overhearing them.

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June 2018
Big baby plays with two connected rings while two scientists with clipboards look on.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Traits of other conditions may spur autism

by ,  /  12 June 2018

Early features of other conditions may contribute to autism itself

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News

Deep search reveals gene’s link to autism, intellectual disability

by  /  7 June 2018

Harmful mutations in a gene called NAA15 may lead to autism, intellectual disability and delayed speech and motor function.

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May 2018
Toddler playing with legos
News

Autism screen misses children with noticeable delays

by  /  21 May 2018

A widely used test for autism misses some children with delays in motor, social and communication skills.

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Who’s ‘minimally verbal’? Depends whom you ask

by  /  12 May 2018

The proportion of children with autism considered to be minimally verbal in a study depends on the criteria researchers use to identify them.

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Children with severe autism increasingly overlooked in research

by  /  11 May 2018

The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.

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News

Motor difficulties forecast language troubles in autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.

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