Early interventions for parents of kids with ASD reduces symptoms...

Feb 25, 2017 by

A long-term study has found that early intervention centering on helping parents communicate with their child reduces the severity of symptoms related to autism....

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Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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Autistic toddlers don’t avoid eye contact but do miss its significance...

Feb 5, 2017 by

A study of toddlers with autism has found that they don’t actively avoid eye contact, but rather look less at the eyes of others. It could be because they find it negative and stressful, or it could be because they don’t perceive social cues from the eyes as being important....

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Allergies during pregnancy associated with ADHD and autism in offspring...

Jan 22, 2017 by

New research presented at Neuroscience 2016 indicates that prenatal exposure to allergens alters brain development and function, which could be a contributing factor to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD....

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SSRIs during pregnancy linked to child’s language and speech disorders...

Dec 7, 2016 by

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry indicate that children born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors while pregnant may be at greater risk for speech and language disorders....

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Cognitive function tests are reliable for people with intellectual disabilities...

Nov 29, 2016 by

The UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a battery of tests seems to accurately measure cognitive changes over time for people with Fragile X, Down Syndrome and autism, among other intellectual disabilities....

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Autism risk in younger children increases if older sibling has it...

Oct 16, 2016 by

Children who have an older sibling with autism run 14 times greater risk of developing the disorder themselves. The risk level is consistent across gestational age at birth, and younger boys with ASD who had older brothers were much more likely (15%) to be affected than girls with older sisters with ASD (7%)....

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