Category Archives: Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness is promoted by the International Center for Autism Research and Education

Does Autism Speed Aging?

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Everyone is always discussing the importance of diagnosing Autism early, but to what extent and effect? Recent studies have found that communication has improved for those children diagnosed early and that it may be possible that certain people on the spectrum adapt almost to the effect that their earlier diagnosis becomes unrecognizable. Now, the Barrow […]

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Autism and the Ability to See Sound

Autism and the Ability to See Sound

A recent study by Joanne Jao Keen of San Diego State University found that people with autism may be recruiting the visual areas of the brain to process sounds they hear. This could explain the sensory sensitivities that people with autism typically face as both auditory and visual portions of the brain are being used […]

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Researching the “Loss” of an Autism Diagnosis

Studies state that 3 to 25 percent of children with autism lose their diagnosis. This makes parents and professionals wonder, did those who “recover”, truly have autism at diagnosis? Or do they still have autism, but have more subtle symptoms? Dr. Deborah Fein, psychologist, has studied this phenomenon extensively upon realizing that many children diagnosed […]

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Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills (Source: Spectrum News)

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

Play provides some of a child’s first opportunities to rehearse social interactions, generate novel ideas, toy with symbolism and develop narratives — skills that serve us later in life, particularly in our highly social world. Indeed, children who engage in more complex play early in development show greater social competence at later ages. Add the […]

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Bilingualism in Autism: Harmful or Beneficial? (Source: Scottish Autism)

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Direct research into how speaking or hearing more than one language effects the development of children with autism is scarce. This means that families have little information to help them when deciding whether or not to raise their child with autism bilingually – a pressing question for the increasing number of families in our community who speak multiple languages. More evidence that […]

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