Tag: language

June 2017
News

Heart rate may foretell autism features in infants

by  /  28 June 2017

Babies with a family history of autism have heart rates that are unusually low and that respond aberrantly to speech sounds.

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May 2017
News

Chromosome 16 mutations augur distinct developmental paths

by  /  25 May 2017

Children missing a stretch of DNA on chromosome 16 show worsening motor and social skills in the first eight years of life; those with an extra copy of the region do not show this decline.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Virtual reality yields clues to social difficulties in autism

by ,  /  16 May 2017

Assessing social ability in adults with autism requires controlled tests involving real-time social interactions. Virtual reality makes this possible.

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News

Small head, speech delay characterize mutations in autism gene

by  /  14 May 2017

Children with mutations in a gene called DYRK1A, a leading autism candidate, have a distinct set of features, including intellectual disability, speech delay, motor problems and a small head.

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Long-term study shows language’s role in easing autism features

by  /  14 May 2017

Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.

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News

Many children with autism get significantly smarter over time

by  /  13 May 2017

Between the ages of 2 and 8, intelligence increases in half of children with autism. In some of these children, intellectual disability gives way to average intelligence.

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News

Parents can help children with autism become better storytellers

by ,  /  2 May 2017

Parents in a pilot program reported a significant improvement in their child’s narration and were also surprised to see the difference it made in their ability to communicate with their sons and daughters with autism.

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April 2017
News

Rare mutation linked to autism affects language ability

by  /  24 April 2017

Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 — which is involved in tagging proteins for destruction — can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism.

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News

Parent reports of autism features vary by country

by  /  13 April 2017

Parents in the United States tend to rate their children’s autism features as more severe than do parents in four other countries.

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March 2017
Features / Deep Dive

The twenty-something free fall

by  /  29 March 2017

Young adults with autism face many new expectations and challenges — with none of the support that is available during high school.

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