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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: language

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Week of SeptemberSep
5th
2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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July 2016

For children with autism, multiple languages may be a boon

by  /  25 July 2016

Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism.

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Photo: Bernardo Pace and his daughter Gina stand together, looking at each other and embracing.

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

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