Tag: motor skills

February 2019
Child walking with sensors on in motion capture test.
News / Toolbox

Walking in virtual environment may reveal unique autism gait

by  /  8 February 2019

A two-belt treadmill attached to a specialized display suggests that people with autism have a distinct walking style.

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January 2019
Three views of the human brain show connectivity
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Sensory, motor connections may be disrupted in autism brains

by  /  31 January 2019

Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.

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Boy during test with researcher
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Spectrum Stories: Tapping intelligence in minimally verbal people with autism

by  /  23 January 2019

Scientists are finding new ways to test cognition in autistic individuals who speak little or not at all.

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December 2018
Close up of child's eyes
Features / Deep Dive

Revealing autism’s hidden strengths

by  /  19 December 2018

Autistic people who have trouble speaking or moving often do poorly on standard tests of intelligence. Newer methods promise to uncover their abilities — and improve our understanding of autism itself.

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Zebrafish
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Technique maps center of balance in zebrafish brains

by  /  14 December 2018

A new method enables researchers to plot activity in the zebrafish brain’s system for spatial orientation and balance.

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November 2018
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Motor, sensory traits refine autism definition in research framework

by  /  7 November 2018

Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.

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Siblings of children with autism may have trouble with motor tasks

by  /  4 November 2018

Siblings of children with autism have motor difficulties similar to those in autistic children, but milder.

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Mice in a lab test on a rotarod.
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Careful mouse tests could forecast fate of Angelman drugs

by  /  2 November 2018

A new protocol enables researchers to rigorously test drugs for Angelman syndrome in mice.

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October 2018
Young girl with teacher in a speech therapy session.
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Therapy taps rhythm to boost speech in autistic children

by  /  24 October 2018

A new type of speech therapy may improve the verbal abilities of children with autism who speak few or no words.

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September 2018
overlapping semi transparent circles of green, purple and violet.
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Some conditions tend to accompany autism in pairs

by  /  12 September 2018

Children with autism are more likely to have both sleep problems and constipation than would be expected based on the prevalence of each of those conditions.

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