The more children with autism tune in to and communicate with others as toddlers, the stronger their conversation skills are later in childhood.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Hearing difficulties and autism often overlap, exacerbating autism traits and complicating diagnoses.
Parents say the so-called ‘rapid prompting method’ unlocks hidden talents in their minimally verbal autistic children, but researchers question whether the words produced are the child’s own.
Doctors often conflate autism and intellectual disability, and no wonder: The biological distinction between them is murky. Scientific progress depends on knowing where the conditions intersect — and part ways.
Researchers use a variety of measures and definitions to characterize autistic children who speak few or no words.
A delay in autistic children’s brain responses to sound may continue into adulthood.
Few of the most popular early treatments for autism are supported by strong evidence, according to two new studies.
A new resource that details the ages at which children attain milestones such as speaking and walking could help clinicians spot autism sooner.