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Tag: language

March 2016

Autism’s history holds lessons for today’s researchers

by  /  14 March 2016

The authors of “Neurotribes” and “In a Different Key” urge scientists to question their biases and to translate their findings into tangible benefits for those on the spectrum.

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When a flair for reading is mistaken for autism

by  /  8 March 2016

Some children who read early or speak late are misdiagnosed with autism.

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February 2016

Brain’s social ‘river’ carries clues about autism

by  /  29 February 2016

Researchers are homing in on the superior temporal sulcus, a groove in the brain that collects social information, as a key player in autism.

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Study maps brain coordinates of language delay in autism

by  /  26 February 2016

A new analysis of 22 studies points to a possible anatomical source for some of the language problems in autism.

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Uncertainty, anxiety each independently linked to autism

by  /  9 February 2016

Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.

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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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2016

Embryo editing; race debate; microbial makeover

by  /  5 February 2016

A scientist gets permission to edit the genomes of human embryos, and researchers argue that it’s time to leave race out of genetic studies.

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December 2015

New database holds clues to severe end of autism spectrum

by  /  2 December 2015

A new collection stores genetic and behavioral information about children with autism in inpatient psychiatric units.

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November 2015

An overdue query in autism science: What, exactly, is autism?

by  /  30 November 2015

As powerful genetic tools identify increasing numbers of autism genes, scientists are parsing the pool of autism into new syndromes, each with a distinct genetic origin.

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Many ‘baby sibs’ without autism face challenges at school age

by  /  27 November 2015

Nearly half of siblings of children with autism have difficulties with attention, language, learning or mood.

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