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Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

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...

Controversial Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder Proven Ineffective And Harmful
2012-11-30 11:44:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University found that a controversial autism treatment is ineffective and harmful. Called chelation, this treatment attempts to eliminate metals from the body in attempt to lessen the grasp of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Study coauthor Tonya N. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of educational psychology in Baylor´s School of Education, said: “The chemical substances used...

Study Finds Link Between Autism And Pollution
2012-11-27 15:34:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, polluted air could increase the risk for a child to develop autism. The study shows that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life is associated with more than a two-fold risk of autism. The team from the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles also found that exposure to...

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...


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