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Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk: These regulatory elements heighten risk -- and are inherited predominantly from the father

These regulatory elements heighten risk -- and are inherited predominantly from the father<p>In recent years, researchers have firmly established that …

Autism

Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as …

Autism

Unraveling the Genetics Behind Why Some People “See” Sound and “Hear” Color

It’s difficult to imagine for many people, but for a certain percentage of the human population, music may evoke colors, words stir up flavors or …

Neuroscientists have followed a thought as it moves through the brain

A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented detail the movement of a …

Neurology

"Now or Never Bottleneck" Explains Language Acquisition

<i>Summary: Fundamental limitations on sensory and cognitive memory shape language acquisition and processing, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: Cornell …

Sperm whales form communities based on different ‘dialects’ | Toronto Star

Cantor’s research, however, goes much deeper than that.<p>Using recordings that date back to the 1980s, Cantor created computer simulations of whale …

Whales

Mice with genetic defect for human stuttering offer new insight into speech disorder: Animal model may help scientists understand molecular, neurological basis of stuttering

Animal model may help scientists understand molecular, neurological basis of stuttering<p>Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to …

Genetics
Neuroscience

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

Autism

Implicit learning works differently with autism - Futurity

Implicit learning situations, such as interpreting facial expressions, pose challenges for people with autism spectrum disorder. A new study may show …

Autism

New Study Reveals Reading Aloud to Kids Does Matter

Parents may think twice about skipping nighttime stories aloud after learning the results of Scholastic's latest study, the fifth edition of the Kids & Family Reading Report.<p>The biannual national survey examined a child's reading behavior and attitude toward reading. The updated survey included …

Kids

More than just words

Autism has been defined as “a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally …

Autism

The Hardest Part of Autism

Part of the problem with "disabilities" is that the word immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or can't talk about their feelings? Or can't manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of …

Parenting

​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs

Technology in School<p>​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs<p>By Stacey Humienny     Dec 15, 2014<p>Stacey …

Special education charter uses neuroscience to transform students’ lives

By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org<p>BALTIMORE, Md. — The Monarch Academy charter schools in Baltimore don’t look like traditional schools. Instead, the …

Education

Top 100 Apps of 2014, Part 2 (Apps for Autism community, Emotions and Creative Play)

On the first grouping in our Top 100 App of the Year we covered speech and language apps as well as apps which may be useful in therapy. In this …

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How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

This May Explain the Rise in Autism Diagnoses

The number of children diagnosed with autism has ballooned in recent years, but the reason for the increase is hotly debated. Some argue autism …

Autism