Tag: learning

February 2016
News

Early motor problems linked to language delays in autism

by  /  5 February 2016

Children with autism who have trouble learning to sit up, crawl or walk also tend to have difficulty learning to speak and understand words.

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December 2015
Opinion / Cross Talk

How family ties to autism frame research perspectives

by  /  22 December 2015

Having a loved one on the spectrum has given some autism researchers a unique outlook on their work.

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November 2015
News

Many ‘baby sibs’ without autism face challenges at school age

by  /  27 November 2015

Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.

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News

Repetition may limit scope of skills in people with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Repeating a task too many times may prevent some people with autism from applying their learned skill to a new situation.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Learning when to treat repetitive behaviors in autism

by ,  /  10 November 2015

Some restricted and repetitive behaviors may have hidden benefits for people with autism, so scientists should work to find a happy medium between acceptance and change.

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News / Profiles

Rising Star: André Fenton, playful problem-solver

by  /  9 November 2015

André Fenton is teasing out the role of the brain’s memory hub in autism to better understand why affected individuals may have trouble adapting to changing circumstances.

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News

Maternal immune molecule triggers autism symptoms in male mice

by  /  7 November 2015

Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.

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News

Brain stimulation could ease memory problems in Rett syndrome

by  /  2 November 2015

Electrically stimulating a particular circuit in the brain shows promise for reversing symptoms of Rett syndrome, a disorder that shares features with autism.

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October 2015
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2015
News / Spotted

Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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Features / Deep Dive

Of mice and women

by  /  19 October 2015

A new government mandate requires researchers to include females in their animal studies — or explain why they don’t. What will this mean for autism research?

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