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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: language

January 2017

Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

December 2016

A call to scientists to develop communication tools for autism

by  /  20 December 2016

People with autism who speak few or no words need tools that can help them communicate. Scientists could make this happen.

November 2016

Parent training may lead to lasting gains in autism features

by  /  21 November 2016

Teaching parents of toddlers with autism how to respond to their children may result in long-term improvements in these children’s autism features.


Monkey mics may solve communication mysteries

by  /  16 November 2016

Tiny monkeys sporting even tinier backpacks are helping scientists understand the nuances of language and social behavior.


Loss of autism protein stalls song learning in birds

by  /  15 November 2016

A gene linked to autism and language may be necessary for songbirds’ repertoire.


Imaging study hints at compensation in verbal teens with autism

by  /  14 November 2016

Adolescents with autism who have good verbal skills show enhanced structural connections in brain regions involved in processing and integrating sounds.

September 2016

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills

by  /  22 September 2016

Dozens of small studies suggest that physical activity offers behavioral benefits for children with autism.

Week of SeptemberSep

Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.


Words say little about cognitive abilities in autism

by  /  5 September 2016

Nearly half of children with autism who speak few or no words have cognitive skills that far exceed their verbal abilities.

August 2016

Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.