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Tag: language

May 2019
Mother offers toys to toddler

Autistic children’s decline in development may begin at 9 months

by  /  1 May 2019

Some autistic children’s communication and motor skills begin to decelerate between 9 and 18 months — years before the average age of diagnosis.

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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.

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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.

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Black and white photographic portrait of the scientist Evelina Fedorenko

Webinar: Evelina Fedorenko discusses language processing in autism

17 April 2019

Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.

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Anxious looking child

New scale measures anxiety in children with autism

by  /  12 April 2019

A new parent questionnaire is the first test designed to gauge anxiety in children with autism.

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March 2019
Child with educational toys

Latest test of promising autism therapy shows only mild benefits

by  /  14 March 2019

A much-touted behavioral therapy for autism, the Early Start Denver Model, may not be as effective as its creators had hoped.

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Sophisticated software makes sense of rodent squeaks

by  /  1 March 2019

New artificial-intelligence software detects and analyzes the ultrasonic squeaks and cries that constitute inaudible rodent language.

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February 2019
Pattern of eyes making eye contact and looking away

Analysis offers new hope for failed fragile X drug

by  /  26 February 2019

Eye tracking shows that mavoglurant, a once-abandoned experimental drug for fragile X syndrome, enters the brain and boosts social interest, says Elizabeth Berry-Kravis.

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January 2019

Three spectrums, not one, may define autism

by  /  24 January 2019

Three distinct categories of traits best characterize autism, according to a study of more than 6,000 children.

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Boy during test with researcher

Spectrum Stories: Tapping intelligence in minimally verbal people with autism

by  /  23 January 2019

Scientists are finding new ways to test cognition in autistic individuals who speak little or not at all.

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