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Autism in Kenya- by Anna Rania Klibi

Anna Rania

Many authorities in the early 2000s considered autism to be one of several similar conditions that fall on a spectrum, hence the term autism spectrum disorders. The conditions on the spectrum share impairments in three areas: communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Classic autism and Asperger syndrome are the most […]

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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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Canada’s Top Researchers are Beating a Path to Help Children with Autism Realize Their Full Potential (Source: ASD Pathways)

Pathways to Better Outcomes is the largest longitudinal study in the world to examine the psycho-social factors in children with ASD.

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 […]

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