Skip to main content

Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: behavioral interventions

August 2019
Woman in lab coat reviews brain scan images on a computer monitor.

Scientists win two-year reprieve from controversial new clinical trial policy

by  /  1 August 2019

Following pushback from scientists, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has issued a two-year delay on a rule requiring basic researchers to register their studies as clinical trials.

0 Comments
July 2019
drawing shows organized lab on left, and the disorder of daily life and community services on the right.

Community delivery of autism therapies lags far behind evidence

by  /  23 July 2019

Most community clinicians do not deliver care that is in line with the latest evidence — and they are not improving over time.

0 Comments
Portraits of Suma Jacob and Christina Conelea

Webinar: Christine Conelea, Suma Jacob discuss repetitive behaviors in autism

17 July 2019

Watch the complete replay of Christine Conelea and Suma Jacob discussing the emergence of repetitive behaviors in autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

0 Comments
June 2019
Goofy portrait of Adam Guastella at his desk in shorts and jacket with tie

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Adam Guastella

by  /  11 June 2019

Clinical psychologist Adam Guastella is driven to develop treatments that work for all autistic people — and to throw birthday parties for a few of those people.

0 Comments
May 2019
Toddler's hands playing with educational toys

Autism diagnosis may be possible as early as age 14 months

by  /  15 May 2019

Clinicians can reliably diagnose autism roughly two years earlier than the typical age of diagnosis.

0 Comments
Rising prevalence in Northern Ireland

Rise in autism diagnoses in Northern Ireland highlights lack of support

by  /  14 May 2019

Autism’s prevalence in Northern Ireland is climbing, but government policies leave families unable to access the treatments they need.

0 Comments
April 2019
Boy wearing his backpack, outside

Children who outgrow autism label end up with other diagnoses

by  /  25 April 2019

Nearly all children who lose their autism diagnosis have other conditions, such as anxiety and language and behavioral disorders.

0 Comments
Illustration of a child seen in front of cables, with matching cables in the brain area not fully connected

Families need guidance before buying a communication app for autism

by  /  23 April 2019

The popularity of mobile devices offers families the promise of communication with their autistic child, but success is more than a click away.

0 Comments
Women in conversation

Study identifies top tests of social skills in autistic adults

by  /  5 April 2019

An evaluation of 11 tests of social skills has identified 8 that give credible results in autistic adults.

0 Comments
March 2019

In autistic children, low intelligence forecasts later difficulties

by  /  25 March 2019

Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen as they grow older.

0 Comments