Tag: motor skills

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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News

Repetitive behaviors augur developmental delays in autism

by  /  4 February 2016

Preschool-age children with autism who have severe repetitive behaviors and intensely restricted interests tend to lag intellectually and struggle with daily living skills later on.

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December 2015
News

Drug eases symptoms of rare autism-like syndrome in mice

by  /  10 December 2015

A drug that curbs the expression of MeCP2, a gene duplicated in people with an autism-linked syndrome, normalizes brain function and reverses abnormal behaviors in mice.

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Features / Deep Dive

The missing generation

by  /  9 December 2015

Left to languish in psychiatric institutions or drugged for disorders they never had, many older adults with autism were neglected or forgotten for decades. Efforts to help them are finally underway.

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November 2015
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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October 2015
News

Autism model reveals brain processes behind ‘super’ skills

by  /  21 October 2015

Structural changes in the connections between neurons may underlie the enhanced learning and motor skills of a mouse model of autism.

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News

Sensors measure social interactions during autism diagnosis

by  /  20 October 2015

By outfitting a child and a clinician with wireless motion sensors, researchers are quantifying the nuances of their social interaction in ways that may aid autism diagnosis.

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September 2015
News

When they move, people with autism discount what they see

by  /  25 September 2015

People with autism may ignore visual input when coordinating their movements — a lapse that may contribute to both motor and social impairments.

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News

Baby sibs show hints of autism before symptoms surface

by  /  11 September 2015

Some infants who are later diagnosed with autism have trouble holding up their heads or following objects with their eyes as early as 6 months of age.

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August 2015
News

Depression common among men with autism, study finds

by  /  24 August 2015

Most men with autism have other psychiatric disorders such as depression, finds a study of 50 men diagnosed with the disorder more than 20 years ago. The findings highlight the range of challenges for adults with autism, many of whom lack the help they need.

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