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2012-09-20 08:58:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Poor eye contact. Loss of language skills. These are just a few behavior attributes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the National Institute of Health. Scientists at the Rush University Medical Center and the University of California, Davis MIND Institute recently discovered that an investigational compound focusing on the main symptoms of fragile X syndrome is able to help treat social withdrawal....

2012-09-14 23:03:11

In Focus with Martin Sheen will spotlight therapies that are making progress in helping children in their developmental years with communication issues. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 The producers of In Focus with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce the latest in an effort to address issues facing America´s young people. The program is set to examine language disorders that are impacting communication skills in children. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently...

2012-09-07 09:45:37

In mice, added amino acid reduced associated epilepsy, eased neurobehavioral symptom An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University schools of medicine, have identified a form of autism with epilepsy that may potentially be treatable with a common nutritional supplement. The findings are published in the September 6, 2012 online issue of Science. Roughly one-quarter of patients with autism also suffer from...

2012-08-28 23:00:09

The idea of teaching social competence is just now beginning to gain attention in teacher preparation programs. What is clear to educators is that individuals with autism spectrum disorders must be directly taught information that educators had previously assumed to be "common knowledge." Individuals with ASD seem to fail to notice that they are failing to notice, and this failure to notice shapes their thoughts and behaviors. A primary goal of the scale is to help them notice and...

2012-03-13 10:32:53

Recent studies by a UT Dallas researcher aim at finding better ways to diagnose young children with language impairments. Dr. Christine Dollaghan, a professor at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is author of a paper in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The study evaluated data collected from a large sample of about 600 children. Some of the participants had specific language impairments, or SLI. She wanted...

Shut Up Gun? New Device Forces Others To Be Quiet
2012-03-03 06:05:50

Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking. According to Martin Robinson of the Daily Mail, the device uses a technique known as Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) to render a person speechless. Essentially, it uses a microphone to detect speech, and then shoots the same noise back to the source -- the person who said it -- two-tenths of a second later. He says that...

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2012-01-27 06:46:37

A new study has shown that babies who develop autism show different brain responses within the first year of their life. The study may lead to tests that help doctors diagnose autism earlier in life. Autism is a spectrum of disorders where patients have trouble communicating. The disorders range from mental retardation where patients have little ability to communicate to Aspberger´s Syndrome that affects the patients´ social development. Dr. Mark Johnson of Birkbeck at the...

2012-01-06 06:11:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Deafness affects 2 to 4 of every 1,000 people within the United States alone. A gene known as FGF20, located in a portion of the genome has been associated with inherited deafness in otherwise healthy families, but new clues found in mice may lead to a solution in human deafness. David M. Ornitz, MD, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Development Biology and his associates Sung-Ho Huh, PhD, and Mark E. Warchol, PhD discovered when they inactivated the FGF20...


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