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Tag: education

December 2017
a group of people walking up stairs into the sky

Partnerships with people on the spectrum yield rich research insights

by  /  22 December 2017

A growing number of researchers work with people on the spectrum when designing their studies — sometimes with help from programs intended to boost such partnerships.

A picture of African students being assessed in a classroom.

Why autism remains hidden in Africa

by  /  13 December 2017

Many African children with autism are hidden away at home — sometimes tied up, almost always undiagnosed. Efforts to bring the condition into the open are only just beginning.

Week of NovemberNov

Gaze anxieties; college considerations; social chemistry and more

by  /  1 December 2017

Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”

November 2017

How to address autism in Ethiopia and other low-income nations

by  /  21 November 2017

Even short programs with a focus on mental health can train community health workers to help children with autism in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Capitol building with reflections Washingtom DC, USA

Takeaways from SfN 2017

by  /  16 November 2017

After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.

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Photo: two children sit on the top step of a flight of carpeted stairs, reading size by side.

How to get children with autism to sleep

by  /  13 November 2017

Insomnia troubles many children with autism. Luckily, research is awakening parents to some simple bedtime solutions.

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Week of NovemberNov

Ethnicity influence; human-brained rodents; graduate drain and more

by  /  10 November 2017

Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.

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Reactions from SfN 2017

by  /  9 November 2017

Spectrum heads to Washington, D.C., to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Boy reading book in special education class.

In autism, intelligence scores may not predict school success

by  /  6 November 2017

Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, and about 16 percent do worse.

October 2017
Woman and girl examining toy

With popular autism therapy, some skills take time to learn

by  /  26 October 2017

The longer a child receives applied behavioral analysis, the greater her gains in language, daily living and other skills.