Tag: motor skills

August 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The controversy over autism’s most common therapy

by  /  10 August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Timing is key to understanding sensory, social issues in autism

by  /  9 August 2016

Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.

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News

Motor troubles in Angelman may stem from nerve fiber anomaly

by  /  1 August 2016

Unusually thin nerve fibers in the brain may underlie the motor difficulties seen in children with Angelman syndrome, an autism-related condition.

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July 2016
News

Two types of neurons play key roles in Rett syndrome

by  /  27 July 2016

Manipulating MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, has revealed two neuron types as crucial contributors to the condition.

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June 2016
News

Mice missing key autism gene hint at new treatment target

by  /  16 June 2016

A newly created strain of mice lacking SHANK3 closely mimics the effects of the protein’s loss in some people with autism.

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May 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

by  /  31 May 2016

Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.

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News

Motor problems in infancy may forecast autism

by  /  13 May 2016

Among infants with a family history of autism, those later diagnosed with the condition have trouble holding up their head and grasping objects at 6 months of age.

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Opinion / Cross Talk

Sibling bonds inspire next generation of autism researchers

by  /  12 May 2016

Growing up with a brother or sister on the spectrum motivates some young people to devote their careers to investigating autism.

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News

Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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February 2016
News

Mouse study offers promise of reversing autism symptoms

by  /  19 February 2016

Treatments for autism might be effective even after the brain is fully formed.

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