Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.
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Most community clinicians do not deliver care that is in line with the latest evidence — and they are not improving over time.
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Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills lag tend to lag behind.
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.
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.