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Autism Clues From Baby Non-Verbal Communication
2012-10-02 10:25:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Whether it be hand gestures, written words, or verbal phrases, communication is an important link between people. From one person to the next, communication passes on necessary messages. However, for children with autism, communication is much more difficult and autistic patients tend to have less interactions with those around them. With this in mind, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) decided to look more closely at...

2012-10-01 23:01:57

Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) official parenting website, HealthyChildren.org, will offer registered users a free digital excerpt from the newly published Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know. A special discount will be offered as well in October when visitors purchase Autism Spectrum Disorders on the HealthyChildren Bookstore. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of...

Studying Autism With New Tech Tools
2012-09-26 07:19:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People have said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Students of public speaking are encouraged to make contact, while Western businessmen utilize eye contact to signify that attention is given to the speaker. Reluctance in frequent or prolonged eye contact is also a sign of autism. Researchers have wanted to develop systems that could measure eye contact and other telltale signs of problem behaviors in autism. Recently,...

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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....

2012-09-19 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,...

2012-09-07 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...

2012-09-05 23:03:49

Nonprofit dedicated to treating the affects of Autism Spectrum Disorder hosts community fair as a way to show appreciation to its clients and supporters throughout the region. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Step By Step Academy, Inc., a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center serving children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, today announced that it will host a community fair in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. The fair is scheduled for...

Autistic Teens Often The Victim Of Bullying
2012-09-04 09:32:33

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine finds that many teenagers affected with some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are bullied at school, much more than the estimated 11 percent of teens bullied in the general population. Teens who are bullied, previous studies discovered, tend to be more depressed, lonely and anxious and do worse in school than those who aren´t picked on,...


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