The pace of fetal head growth is associated with behavioral outcomes two years later, according to a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Poor communication skills predict aggression in autistic boys, according to a new study. In autistic girls, communication and aggression may not be related.
Training community members to help families access care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will obtain diagnostic evaluations.
Muffling expression of an autism-linked gene in a key song-related area of the brain renders young zebra finches unable to learn songs from older birds.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
This is part 2 of Owen’s story. It tracks his early progress in treatment for autism. Part 1 described his difficult path to a diagnosis.
An interactive assessment allows clinicians and researchers to evaluate an autistic child’s use of language in everyday social situations.
A new test can measure the language skills of autistic children of any verbal ability, at almost any age.
Autistic children’s traits track with subtle, autism-like behaviors in their mothers; women with these traits may also carry a genetic predisposition to the condition.
The more children with autism tune in to and communicate with others as toddlers, the stronger their conversation skills are later in childhood.