A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment may boost the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children with autism who speak few words and have trouble manipulating objects tend to remain minimally verbal as they reach adulthood.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.
An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition.
The more words autistic children hear as infants — and the more verbal interactions they have with their caregivers — the better their language skills at age 2.
Autistic people described as ‘high functioning’ because they do not have intellectual disability often still struggle with daily living skills.
In the final installment of Graeme Simsion’s bestselling Rosie trilogy, the protagonist’s implied autism becomes explicit — and leaves our reviewer cold.
The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.