Many autistic children experience language regression for about three months in early childhood, but this lapse does not appear to foretell future communication issues.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
An atypical thalamus may underlie not only sensory issues in autism but also difficulties with social skills, attention and memory.
Experts question data showing that an experimental therapy that parents deliver to babies with early signs of autism can lessen the intensity of the children’s traits and lower their chances of diagnosis at age 3.
Mice missing a copy of chromosomal region 16p11.2 are slow to learn motor tasks and have dysfunction in a brain circuit associated with stress and movement, according to a new study. Normalizing this circuit’s activity corrects the learning deficit.
A new open-source software package makes it possible to model changes in human and animal behavior over the course of an experiment.
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.
Spectrum is covering the 2020 International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, which took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here we’re highlighting researchers’ reactions to noteworthy presentations.