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 […]
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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Little is known about the outcomes of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Pathways in ASD study, the largest of its kind in the world, investigates the different developmental pathways that children with ASD follow. By identifying predictors of good outcome that are potentially modifiable we hope to inform the development of effective intervention […]
For every few studies showing evidence that something leads to autism, there is always a study floating around with research disproving previous beliefs of possible ASD triggers. Recent research, stemming from Australia’s University of Queensland, focused on the long-studied idea of older fathers and their risk of giving birth to a child on the autism […]
The brain biochemistry is the centerpiece for the majority of most neurodevelopmental disorder research, including autism. Neurons, brain tissue, the interaction between lobes, it can all provide vital new information on these types of disorders. The most recent study focused on tracking down the issue of mislocated neurons.