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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: language

March 2016

When a flair for reading is mistaken for autism

by  /  8 March 2016

Some children who read early or speak late are misdiagnosed with autism.

February 2016

Brain’s social ‘river’ carries clues about autism

by  /  29 February 2016

Researchers are homing in on the superior temporal sulcus, a groove in the brain that collects social information, as a key player in autism.


Study maps brain coordinates of language delay in autism

by  /  26 February 2016

A new analysis of 22 studies points to a possible anatomical source for some of the language problems in autism.


Uncertainty, anxiety each independently linked to autism

by  /  9 February 2016

Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.


Early motor problems linked to language delays in autism

by  /  5 February 2016

Children with autism who have trouble learning to sit up, crawl or walk also tend to have difficulty learning to speak and understand words.

Week of FebruaryFeb

Embryo editing; race debate; microbial makeover

by  /  5 February 2016

A scientist gets permission to edit the genomes of human embryos, and researchers argue that it’s time to leave race out of genetic studies.

December 2015

New database holds clues to severe end of autism spectrum

by  /  2 December 2015

A new collection stores genetic and behavioral information about children with autism in inpatient psychiatric units.

November 2015

An overdue query in autism science: What, exactly, is autism?

by  /  30 November 2015

As powerful genetic tools identify increasing numbers of autism genes, scientists are parsing the pool of autism into new syndromes, each with a distinct genetic origin.


Many ‘baby sibs’ without autism face challenges at school age

by  /  27 November 2015

Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.


Three sets of traits in siblings signal autism’s heritability

by  /  26 November 2015

A study of more than 2,500 families that have at least one child with autism has found three factors that predict autism symptoms in an unaffected sibling.