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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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New Mapping Method Focuses on Attention Issues For ASD and ADHD (Sources: NCBI and Spectrum News)

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Autism is often linked to Attention Deficit because hyperactivity and repetitive motions and behaviors are common in both ASD and ADHD. Approximately 80 percent of children diagnosed with autism also have ADHD. A new type of charting method shows how attention problems come from brain connection patterns.

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ASD and Autism Found New Algorithm Sorting Method (Source: Spectrum News)

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Autism and Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder, commonly abbreviated to ADHD, share similar behavioral patterns, such as repetitive behavior and hyperactivity, as well as similar genes. A recent study, geared toward both autism and ADHD, showed how a new method of finding treatments is taking a different angle on the matter.

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Researchers Develop New Method For ASD Mutation Isolation

Mice continue to be in the spotlight for scientific research. Autism researchers used mice, yet again, as test subjects to isolate mutations found in the base of autism diagnosis. Researchers recently ran studies to sequence whole genomes found in the neurons of mice they created through stem cells. With this data, the researchers were able […]

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