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autism reproductive stoppage
2014-06-19 09:52:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When many parents discover they have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they often decide against having additional children, and this phenomenon – known as reproductive stoppage – has skewed statistics on the chances an additional child would also develop the developmental condition, according to a new report in JAMA Psychiatry. "While it has been postulated that parents who have a child with ASD may be reluctant to have...

2014-06-18 23:09:06

The app, developed by experts at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, is designed to maximize learning opportunities for children with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based therapeutic learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has increased accessibility and is now available for iPhone and Android phones. The app, initially designed for tablets by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), has been optimized for...

2013-04-10 16:37:58

The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin—Madison shows. Certain diagnostic features, including poor nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, were associated with earlier identification of an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Displaying...

Some Autistic Kids Outgrow Their Diagnosis
2013-01-16 08:54:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study found that a small group of children who were originally diagnosed with autism were able shed their autism-related symptoms — and their diagnosis — as they matured. Supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and conducted by the University of Connecticut-Storrs, the study discovered the change by closely following a prior diagnosis of a small group of school-age children and young...

Autistic Youth Who Make It To College Gravitate Toward STEM Majors
2012-11-16 14:17:23

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) received some much needed good news in the form of a study published online in the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders. The study, co-authored by Paul Shattuck, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, confirms a previously held belief that individuals with an ASD typically graduate to science, technology, engineering...

2012-09-19 16:34:56

Clinicians, parents should watch for concurrent medical and psychiatric problems that affect treatment of ASD One in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that many children with ASD also experience anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems and atypical sensory responses, which are heightened reactions to light,...

2012-06-26 14:05:08

Largest, most unbiased analysis to date finds distinguishing EEG features Widely available EEG testing can distinguish children with autism from neurotypical children as early as age 2, finds a study from Boston Children's Hospital. The study is the largest, most rigorous study to date to investigate EEGs as a potential diagnostic tool for autism, and offers hope for an earlier, more definitive test. Researchers Frank H. Duffy, MD, of the Department of Neurology, and Heidelise Als, PhD,...

2012-03-27 00:48:52

The Interactive Autism Network reports 63 percent of children with autism have been bullied Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), http://www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The results show that 63 percent of children with ASD have been bullied at some point...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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