Tag: motor skills

January 2018
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Signs of autism emerge early in babies with related condition

by  /  1 January 2018

Infants who have neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition linked to autism, show motor difficulties and communication delays at 10 months of age.

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December 2017
Week of DecemberDec
18th
2017
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Research priorities; adult reading; prevalence update and more

by  /  22 December 2017

The advocacy organization Autism Speaks releases its three-year strategic research plan, a new autism journal is slated for 2019, and updated U.S. developmental disability prevalence numbers are published.

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Gene therapy success raises hopes for approach in Rett syndrome

by  /  20 December 2017

Success in a small clinical trial of spinal muscular atrophy suggests gene therapy might treat single-gene conditions related to autism.

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Walking doesn’t deliver language gains for children with autism

by  /  4 December 2017

Children with autism do not show the burst of vocabulary growth that usually accompanies learning to walk.

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November 2017
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Problems with attention, not autism, predispose children to injury

by  /  27 November 2017

Young children with autism sustain injuries primarily because of co-occurring attention deficit.

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tructural images of autism brains rarely depict the brain stem.
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Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in the brain stem regions associated with balance.

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Motor problems in autism persist into adulthood

by  /  11 November 2017

Young adults with autism have an unusual gait and problems with fine motor skills.

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October 2017
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With popular autism therapy, some skills take time to learn

by  /  26 October 2017

The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.

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Two drugs ease features of autism syndromes in mice

by  /  11 October 2017

Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
25th
2017
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Genetics do-over; iffy influences; high-tech education and more

by  /  29 September 2017

A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.

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