Monthly Archives: February 2012

Children with Autism Choose Inanimate Objects Over Faces

A new study using eye-tracking technology has provided insights into the way children with autism observe social interaction. Continue reading

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Recent Findings in Medication Use in Children with Autism

In a recent study, Yale investigators and their colleagues discovered that parental training, in addition to medications, provided a better result for children with behavioral problems than medication alone. Continue reading

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Sixth Grader Enlightens Classmates about Asperger’s Syndrome

Since Jack gave a speech to the entire sixth grade about his Asperger’s syndrome and explained what it means he has been regarded in much higher esteem. Continue reading

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African-American Children Receive Autism Diagnosis Later

A study has shown that African-American children tend to be diagnosed with autism later than other children, which can have a negative impact on their treatment outcomes. Continue reading

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Easing the Pain of the Dentist for Children with Autism

A new Tool Kit For Dental Professionals has been made available for free download this week. Continue reading

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25 Words to Determine if Your Child is a Late Speaker

Researchers have compiled a list of twenty five words that every toddler should know by age two. Continue reading

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Augmented Play Helps Children With Autism

A team of researchers has been investigating ways to make play sets more interactive in order to benefit children with autism. Continue reading

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Autism, Not Hereditary Traits, Affects Motor Skills

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that autism, not hereditary traits, is the cause of impaired motor skills in those with Autism. The study was conducted by studying 144 children from 67 different families … Continue reading

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One Mother’s Quest Inspired Autism Programs to Help Other Families

When one mother received her son’s diagnosis she went back to school to gain a PhD in developmental psychology. Continue reading

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Explaining Death to Children with Autism

Explaining the concept of death can be one of the most difficult things to explain – especially when your child has autism. Continue reading

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