Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills lag tend to lag behind.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Some autism traits look the same across cultures, and they could form the basis of a global screening tool.
The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.
Parents may speak to their autistic children using fewer words and less complex sentences than do parents of typical children, which in turn shapes the children’s language skills.
A monkey-sized jacket embedded with motion sensors — similar to technology used to animate creatures in movies — is helping researchers develop the common marmoset as a model for studying human social behavior.
Brain activity governing language can distinguish children with autism into distinct subgroups.
Babies eventually diagnosed with autism learn to detect speech sounds later than their typical peers do.
Inhibiting the social hormone oxytocin alters the songs male zebra finches sing to attract females.
A recalibrated version of a widely used test for autism may accurately reflect autistic children’s development as they grow and become verbal.