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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: education

April 2011

Analysis finds weak evidence for most autism treatments

by  /  25 April 2011

Only a small fraction of autism therapies are supported by robust scientific evidence, according to three reviews published in the May issue of Pediatrics.

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Social epidemic

by  /  19 April 2011

As awareness about autism has spread in California, lower-income families have become more likely to seek a diagnosis of autism, says a new study.

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Justice league

by  /  12 April 2011

Autism advocacy backed by science has fueled significant social change as an emphasis on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum lessens the stigma of the diagnosis.

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March 2011

Whiz kids

by  /  29 March 2011

For many years, autism was considered synonymous with intellectual disability. A new study shows that perception is inaccurate.

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Cognition and behavior: Music is promising autism therapy

by  /  15 March 2011

Integrating music into interventions helps children who have autism with their social skills, language and behavior. But methods should be standardized and tested for effectiveness at home, according to a meta-analysis published in January in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Strategic update

by  /  4 March 2011

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has released an updated list of priorities for government-funded autism research.

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February 2011

Painting a picture

by  /  25 February 2011

A new technique documents real-time action in neurons by harnessing the changes in light that take place when they fire.

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Left behind

by  /  18 February 2011

High school graduation marks the end of opportunities for social engagement and access to services for many young people with autism.

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Packing heat

by  /  4 February 2011

A long list of autism researchers has officially rebuked le packing, a barbaric autism therapy that’s well known in France.

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Clinical research: Socially based intervention improves autism

by  /  4 February 2011

A new intervention that teaches toddlers skills in a real-world environment — a playgroup rather than a one-on-one interaction with a researcher, for instance — more than doubles their ability to imitate others, according to a January study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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