Tag: specific language impairment

April 2016
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Should scientists study mothers of children with autism?

by  /  12 April 2016

Studying parents of children with autism has long been controversial, but that doesn’t mean scientists should avoid it.

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March 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Powerful memory system may compensate for autism’s deficits

by ,  /  17 March 2015

A brain system called declarative memory may help people learn scripts and strategies that alleviate autism symptoms, say Michael Ullman and Mariel Pullman.

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January 2015
Opinion

Toddlers with autism show few symptoms during brief exams

by  /  23 January 2015

Many toddlers with autism display so few abnormal behaviors during short doctor visits that they may evade the diagnostic eye of even expert clinicians.

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November 2014
Opinion

Social language lapses hint at syndrome distinct from autism

by  /  4 November 2014

Some siblings of children with autism have social language impairments that may signal another, more controversial disorder.

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April 2014
News / Toolbox

Scaled-down device detects brain activity in children

by  /  23 April 2014

A new device designed to conduct magneto-electroencephalography in children younger than 3 years is ideal for detecting early signs of autism, researchers reported 3 March in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 

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November 2013
News

Loss of language gene enhances pitch discrimination in mice

by  /  12 November 2013

Mice lacking the autism-linked gene CNTNAP2 process sounds more slowly than control mice do but are better at discriminating between tones. The unpublished research was presented Tuesday at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

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August 2013
News

Intelligence stable across life, says 40-year autism study

by  /  15 August 2013

Children who have severe autism symptoms, epilepsy or poor intelligence and language skills fare worse as they age than their peers with milder symptoms, according to two long-term studies published in July, one of which spanned 40 years.

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July 2013
News

Clinical research: Autism, language impairment are unique

by  /  5 July 2013

Children with autism have similar language deficits to those who have specific language impairment, but are better at seeing the details in a scene, according to a study published 15 May in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The results support the idea that the two disorders resemble each other only superficially.

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June 2013
Opinion

Minority outreach

by  /  4 June 2013

Many obstacles line the road to early diagnosis and treatment for children with autism, especially for immigrant families, says a study published in May.

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May 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Evidence weak for social communication disorder

by  /  30 May 2013

There are several reasons why social communication disorder should not have been included in the DSM-5, says Helen Tager-Flusberg.

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