Understanding how gaze differs in autistic people may help improve their lives.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Turning down the expression of a gene linked to autism leaves zebra finches singing disorganized songs.
People with autism process the pitch and emotional tone in speech differently than their neurotypical peers — which may make it harder for them to pick up on nuances of social communication.
A new study supports the view that songbirds offer a good model to study speech learning in autistic children.
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression.
Researcher Randi Hagerman is a big proponent of metformin — a diabetes drug that she is testing in people with fragile X syndrome. In fact, Hagerman takes the drug herself as a preventive measure against cancer.
A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment may boost the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies.
Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.