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Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

2013-01-15 07:17:33

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100% increase in the detection rate of genetic markers now validated as being associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The study, one of the largest genetic validation studies in autism, was designed to confirm novel copy number genetic variants and novel next-generation sequence variants associated with ASDs....

2013-01-10 08:25:49

Study by Kennedy Krieger's Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism and psychiatric comorbidities are at especially high risk of being bullied BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published today in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their...

2012-12-25 05:02:12

The number of children diagnosed with ASD/Autism is on the rise. The good news is that thanks to the option of Autism treatment with stem cell therapy at World Stem Cells Clinic, parents are enjoying the substantial improvements they are seeing in their children with ASD/Autism. Cancun, Mexico (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 Improvements are being seen in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) following their Stem Cells Treatment at the World Stem Cells Clinic. Autism is a serious...

2012-12-24 05:00:20

Atlanta special needs school, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, announces its new and enhanced curriculum for students with Asperger's, Autism and other learning differences. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Today, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a SACS-CASI accredited, private, non-profit independent Atlanta special needs school, announced its new and enhanced curriculum for educating students with learning differences, such as Asperger's and Autism. Since its inception, Cumberland...

2012-12-17 14:33:32

Parents often wonder how much of the world their young children really understand. Though typically developing children are not able to speak or point to objects on command until they are between eighteen months and two years old, they do provide clues that they understand language as early as the age of one. These clues provide a point of measurement for psychologists interested in language comprehension of toddlers and young children with autism, as demonstrated in a new video-article...

2012-12-11 21:40:36

-University of Granada researchers have developed the Picaa application, which can be downloaded free from App Store. -A study demonstrates that this application —which is also available in English, Galician and Arab— enhances perception, vocabulary acquisition, phonetic and syntactic performance, memory development and eye-hand coordination in children with Down syndrome and autism-related disorders. -University of Granada researchers have developed a cell phone that can be...

2012-12-11 21:38:00

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function. Cell adhesion molecules are the glue that binds cells together in the body. Deficits in adhesion molecules would be expected to compromise processes at the interfaces between cells, influencing tissue integrity and cell-to-cell signaling. In the brain, deficits in adhesion molecules could...

2012-12-08 05:03:47

Customer appreciation sale offers a 50 percent discount on all downloadable products and professional training webcasts. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 In special recognition of all of its loyal customers, Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, announced today the start of a year-end customer appreciation sale. Throughout December 2012, all customers will receive 50 percent off...

2012-12-05 16:24:48

Genetic signatures point to disrupted neuro-immune pathways BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a blood test for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that outperforms existing genetic tests, while presenting evidence that abnormal immunologic activity affecting brain development may help explain some of autism's origins. The findings also suggest a new direction for genetic research on autism and the search for treatments....

2012-12-03 12:27:50

Kennedy Krieger researchers find families with private insurance more likely to use emergency department for urgent mental health care BALTIMORE, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first study to compare mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits between children with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers found that ED visits are nine times more likely to be for psychiatric reasons if a child has an ASD diagnosis. Published in the journal...