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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

Father (and Mother) Knows Best: Healthcare Providers' Responses to Parental Concerns Can Delay Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr. 15, 2015 — Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved ... read more

Violent Video Games Not Linked to Aggression in Adults With Autism

Apr. 14, 2015 — Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video ... read more

Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement

Apr. 13, 2015 — April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder ... read more

Mystery of Rett Timing Explained in MeCP2 Binding

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists have puzzled over the fact that infants with the postnatal neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome show symptoms of the disorder from one to two years after birth. Now they unravel the ... read more

Role of IRBIT Protien in Development of Behavior

Apr. 13, 2015 — The protein IRBIT has been identified by scientists as a key player in preventing hyperactivity and abnormal social behaviors from developing. The protein IRBIT is abundant in dendrites--the parts of ... read more

Brain Activity in Infants Predicts Language Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Apr. 9, 2015 — Autism spectrum disorder can produce different clinical outcomes in young children, with some having strong conversation abilities and others not talking at all. A new study reveals at the first ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before ... read more

Why Do People Play Violent Video Games? Storytelling and Meaningful Choices May Play a Part

Apr. 9, 2015 — A wealth of studies have shown that violent video games contribute to antisocial and aggressive behavior. But what makes those games appealing in the first place? One possibility is that storytelling ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — The first ever systematic look at connections between the entire cerebral cortex and the cerebellum have been gained by researchers using fMRI brain imaging, and its findings provide another piece in ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. "We found that the children who participated in the social network not ... read more

Discovering the Relationship Between Autism and Epilepsy

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers are studying the neurobiological link between the autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy, in order to understand the reason why the brain of an autistic child is 20-30 percent more ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study by a linguistics professor sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children — their reluctance to use pronouns — paving the way for more accurate ... read more

Study Finds New Genetic Clues to Pediatric Seizure Disorders

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation at the heart of a severe and potentially deadly seizure disorder found in infants and young children. The finding may help scientists unravel the ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Complex brain disorders, such as autism or schizophrenia, still puzzle scientists because their causes lie hidden in early events of brain development, which are still poorly understood. This is ... read more

Rats, Reasoning, and Rehabilitation: Neuroscientists Are Uncovering How We Reason

Mar. 30, 2015 — Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't. The findings are ... read more

Discovering Age-Specific Brain Changes in Autism

Mar. 26, 2015 — Individuals with autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity when compared to typically developing individuals, scientists report, and those patterns adjust as the ... read more

Blood Test May Shed New Light on Fragile X Related Disorders

Mar. 26, 2015 — A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most ... read more

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