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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: motor skills

January 2019
Three views of the human brain show connectivity

Sensory, motor connections may be disrupted in autism brains

by  /  31 January 2019

Links between sensory and motor brain networks may be unusually weak in individuals with autism.

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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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December 2018
Image shows a close up view of a child's eyes

Revealing autism’s hidden strengths

by  /  19 December 2018

Autistic people who have trouble speaking or moving often do poorly on standard tests of intelligence. Newer methods promise to uncover their abilities — and improve our understanding of autism itself.

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Zebrafish

Technique maps center of balance in zebrafish brains

by  /  14 December 2018

A new method enables researchers to plot activity in the zebrafish brain’s system for spatial orientation and balance.

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November 2018

Motor, sensory traits refine autism definition in research framework

by  /  7 November 2018

Adding motor and sensory data boosts the accuracy of Research Domain Criteria — a broad research framework adopted by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health — for predicting autism.

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Siblings of children with autism may have trouble with motor tasks

by  /  4 November 2018

Siblings of children with autism have motor difficulties similar to those in autistic children, but milder.

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Mice in a lab test on a rotarod.

Careful mouse tests could forecast fate of Angelman drugs

by  /  2 November 2018

A new protocol enables researchers to rigorously test drugs for Angelman syndrome in mice.

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October 2018
Young girl with teacher in a speech therapy session.

Therapy taps rhythm to boost speech in autistic children

by  /  24 October 2018

A new type of speech therapy may improve the verbal abilities of children with autism who speak few or no words.

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September 2018
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Some conditions tend to accompany autism in pairs

by  /  12 September 2018

Children with autism are more likely to have both sleep problems and constipation than would be expected based on the prevalence of each of those conditions.

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August 2018
Kids shoes in hallway showing one boy standing alone by a group.

Rare duplication within chromosome 15 delivers relatively mild blow

by  /  7 August 2018

Children who have a rare extra copy of one segment on chromosome 15 have better cognitive abilities and daily living skills than those with a duplication that forms an extra chromosome.

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