children with autism spectrum disorders

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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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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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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Treatment plan for autistics kids often includes complementary therapies


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, especially in the treatment of children with autism.New ... Read more...

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Differences in brain imaging may help diagnose autism


January 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) process sound and language a fraction of a second slower than those without ASDs.And measuring magnetic signals depicting ... Read more...

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Handwriting a struggle for autistic kids


November 10th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Autistic children are more likely to have handwriting problems than those without autism, according to a new study.The study, conducted by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, compared ... Read more...

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Study links more gene mutations to autism risk


June 26th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A collaborative team of geneticists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and several other institutions say that they have found more ... Read more...

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New tool key in evaluating language skills in autistic kids


June 11th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers from University of Waterloo have developed a parent questionnaire that will help doctors to accurately gauge language development in children with autism.Language Use Inventory (LUI) is among ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ineffective against obsessive traits in kids with autism spectrum disorder


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the commonly prescribed antidepressant citalopram is ineffective in treating obsessive features of autism spectrum disorder in children-such as the spinning, rocking, and ... Read more...

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Now, robots that monitor autistic kids emotional state


February 18th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Robot playmates may soon be able to help autistic kids learn the social skills that they naturally lack, courtesy the development of a system that allows a ... Read more...

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Why autistic kids face difficulty in learning new things


October 11th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have found the answer to why children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble in learning new things- because they spend less time looking at a person''s ... Read more...

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Autistic children interact more easily with robots than humans


July 23rd, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Experts at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering are studying interactions of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with bubble-blowing robots, after finding that ... Read more...

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Scientists use music to explore autistic brain’s emotion processing


May 14th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often face difficulty in understanding emotions. Now, a new study will be using music as a tool to explore the ability ... Read more...

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Researchers find genetic link between autism and muscle-weakening disease


April 14th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers in the US have found a genetic link between autism and a muscle-weakening disorder known as mitochondrial disease.The study, which looked at 37 children, found that ... Read more...

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Fever can briefly lighten autism symptoms


December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A new study has found that fever can briefly improve the behaviour of children with autism.The researchers presume that this happens because fever restores nerve cell communications in ... Read more...

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