children with autism

Brett Lee launches music therapy school in Delhi (With Image)


May 7th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Australian cricket star Brett Lee Monday donned the mantle of a healer when he inaugurated his Music Therapy Academy as one of the core initiatives ... Read more...

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Autistic kids face bullying thrice over, says study


March 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Autistic children are bullied three times more frequently than their healthy siblings, says a new study.The results show that 63 percent of children with Autism Spectrum ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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Brain enlargement in children with autism due to changes before age 2


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that brain enlargement in children with autism is due to brain changes that occur before the age of 2.In 2005, researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Death rates ‘higher in persons having both autism and epilepsy’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study found that people with both autism and epilepsy have a much higher death rate than those with autism alone.It found that 39 percent of the ... Read more...

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Drug used to treat alcoholism may help those with Fragile X, autism


April 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a new study, adults and children with autism and Fragile X syndrome have shown improved communication and social behavior when treated with acamprosate.Acamprosate, which affects chemicals in ... Read more...

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Human cues to improve computer’s user-friendliness


March 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers are using human cues to improve a computer's user-friendliness by going beyond the scope of the traditional keyboard and mouse. "Our research in computer graphics ... Read more...

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Autistic kids lack visual skills essential for independence: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A University of Bristol research has concluded that the ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is ... Read more...

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Living near freeway may be linked to autism


December 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute, ... Read more...

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Autistic kids ‘have more trouble fueling energy demands of their cells’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has discovered that children suffering from autism face more trouble fueling the energy demands of their cells due to dysfunctional mitochondria.The new findings from UC ... Read more...

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Playing with building blocks of creativity helps autistic kids


November 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has concluded that playing with building blocks of creativity helps children with autism.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) noted the by building ... Read more...

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Pet dogs can transform lives of the disabled


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Pet dogs can transform the lives of the disabled, including autistic children, researchers say.There is a growing awareness that dogs can play a key role in ending ... Read more...

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New approach finds success in teaching autistic kids


November 20th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demands of autistic kids. ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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For autistic teens, handwriting problems may continue


November 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that handwriting problems among autistic kids are likely to continue into their teenage years.Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute revealed that like ... Read more...

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Kids with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity


November 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The new brain-imaging study by Yale School ... Read more...

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Autistic people ‘more likely to be taken in by magic tricks, illusions’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with autism spectrum disorder are actually more likely to be taken in by the vanishing ball trick, where a magician pretends ... Read more...

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Dogs reduce stress in autistic children: Study


October 20th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Dogs-apart from being man's best friend-have a special role to play in the lives of children with special needs.A new study by the Universite de Montreal has suggested ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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Autistic kids not good at covering up their lies


October 9th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Kids who have autism will tell white lies to protect other people's feelings, but they are not very good at covering up their lies, says a Queen's University ... Read more...

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One day without social networking - for a good cause


October 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Braving all the temptations, the twitterati and the Facebook addicts will come together Nov 1 and shut down all means of social networking to support the cause ... Read more...

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Infant’s gaze may be early indicator of autism


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): An infant's gaze may be an early, although subtle, marker for autism, says a new study.Researchers at Kennedy Krieger, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Delaware, ... Read more...

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Parents of grown kids with autism ‘more likely to divorce’


August 4th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new data from a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism has found that the parents of grown children with autism are more ... Read more...

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New technology reveals autism’s unique vocal signature


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new automated vocal analysis technology could revolutionize the screening for autism spectrum disorders and language delay, according to a new study.The LENA (Language Environment Analysis) system automatically ... Read more...

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Mothers of autistic kids pay price in workplace


June 24th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver has shown that mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands ... Read more...

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IVF treatments linked to autism


June 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): There exists a strong link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mild to moderate cases of autism, according to a researcher at Tel Aviv University.Dr. Ditza Zachor of ... Read more...

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Scientists close to discovering genetic trigger for autism


June 10th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Scientists on Wednesday said they are close to establishing the genetic triggers for autism, opening up the possibility for earlier diagnosis and new treatments for the condition, the ... Read more...

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Do gut bacteria contribute to autism?


June 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Gut bacteria may be contributing to autism, suggests a new British study.Autism has previously been linked to metabolic abnormalities and gastrointestinal problems such as gut pain and diarrhoea. ... Read more...

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Simple urine test could help detect autism


June 5th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) A simple urine test could help in the detection of autism because of a different chemical profile that children with this condition have, a new study ... Read more...

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Soon, simple urine test for autism


June 4th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Autistic children have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than their non-autistic peers, according to a new study.According to researchers behind the Journal of Proteome Research study, ... Read more...

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Shadows distract autistic kids


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study by researchers in Italy has revealed that kids with autism see shadows differently from their counterparts.Umberto Castiello, a neuropsychologist at the University of Padua in ... Read more...

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Autism diet doesn’t improve children’s condition


May 21st, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Popular diet thought to help autistic children doesn't improve their condition, reveals a new study. The research led by University of Rochester, New York, showed that removing gluten and ... Read more...

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Popular autism diet brings no change in behaviour


May 20th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Eliminating gluten and casein from the diets of children with autism brings no change in their behaviour, sleep or bowel patterns, a new American research has revealed.The ... Read more...

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Autism does not ruin parents’ marriage: Study


May 20th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Autism does not ruin relationships, says a new study, challenging the popular perception that an autistic child wrecks 80 percent of marriages as a heavy burden is imposed ... Read more...

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Having a child with autism doesn’t put stress on parents’ marriage: Study


May 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study has debunked the myth that having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage.The study by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in ... Read more...

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