A new service provides personalized voices for people who use speech-generating devices. The service, called VocaliD, could help the nearly 25 percent of children with autism who speak few to no words.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children who carry an extra copy of part of chromosome 7 have symptoms ranging from social phobia to speech impediments. About one-third of them show signs of autism, according to the first systematic analysis of people with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome.
An automated analysis of the speech-like sounds from 3-year-olds with autism predicts their word use four months later, according to unpublished research presented yesterday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.
One in every five younger siblings of children with autism will end up being diagnosed with the disorder, according to the largest analysis to date of these ‘baby sibs.’
Parents can spot early signs of autism in their children but doctors don’t always listen to them, suggest two new studies.
Some children with autism lose their diagnosis over time, but still struggle with language, learning and anxiety, says Lisa Shulman.
Researchers are using social media and an online ‘brain-training’ program to study people with rare chromosomal abnormalities linked to autism.