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Researcher designs schoolyard for children with autism

Researcher designs schoolyard for children with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A Kansas State University graduate student is creating a schoolyard that can become a therapeutic landscape for children with autism.
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Autism more severe in kids born early or late

Autism more severe in kids born early or late | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children with autism who were born several weeks early or late have more severe symptoms, including being at higher risk for self-injury, according to a new study...

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The Ballooning Brain: Defective Genes May Explain Uncontrolled Brain Growth in Autism

The Ballooning Brain: Defective Genes May Explain Uncontrolled Brain Growth in Autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Autistic children's brains may grow too big, too soon. A new study links this unusual growth to abnormal gene activity that fails to prune unnecessary neural connections

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New brain imaging and computer modeling predicts autistic brain activity and behavior

New brain imaging and computer modeling predicts autistic brain activity and behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research provides an explanation for some of autism's mysteries and gives scientists clear targets for developing intervention and treatment therapies.
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Study compares traits of autism and schizophrenia

Study compares traits of autism and schizophrenia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A UT Dallas professor is studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia to help develop better treatments for people with both disorders.
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Sherokee Stuckey's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:47 PM

I found this interesting because comorbitity has such high rates in so many mental illnesses.

Creative Counseling's curator insight, June 9, 2015 8:50 PM

Not very informative, but has some good information. 

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Learning to ‘talk things through in your head’ may help people with autism

Learning to ‘talk things through in your head’ may help people with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through in their head' may help them to solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life, according to new research.
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Autistic people superior in multiple areas: Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics' shortcomings

Autistic people superior in multiple areas: Scientists must stop emphasizing autistics' shortcomings | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics -- not just "savants" -- have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition

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Low Weight Babies Five Times More Likely To Have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Low Weight Babies Five Times More Likely To Have Autism Spectrum Disorder | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Babies born with low birth weight have a considerably greater chance of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, compared to those born with normal weight...

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Neuroscientists pinpoint specific social difficulties in people with autism

Neuroscientists pinpoint specific social difficulties in people with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have isolated a very specific difference in how high-functioning people with autism think about other people, finding that -- in actuality -- they don't tend to think about what others think of them at all.
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Agent reduces autism-like behaviors in mice: Boosts sociability, quells repetitiveness

Agent reduces autism-like behaviors in mice: Boosts sociability, quells repetitiveness | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers have reversed behaviors in mice resembling two of the three core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.
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Autism and Parenting: Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Transition to Adult Life

Autism and Parenting: Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Transition to Adult Life | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Prepare for transition by clarifying your principles

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New data show children with autism bullied 3 times more than their unaffected siblings

New data show children with autism bullied 3 times more than their unaffected siblings | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The results show that 63 percent of children with ASD have been bullied at some point in their lives.
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Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice

Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Rare autism spectrum disorder is partially caused by faulty immune cells in the brain.
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Contributing to an Autism Research Database - Channel N

Contributing to an Autism Research Database  - Channel N | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Demonstrating the adage power in numbers, the National Database for Autism Research pools valuable data collected from 169,846+ sources.
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Eye-tracking reveals variability in successful social strategies for children with autism

Eye-tracking reveals variability in successful social strategies for children with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a study published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Katherine Rice and colleagues used eye-tracking technology to measure the relationship between cognitive and social disability...
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Abnormal number of neurons in brains of children with autism, preliminary study finds

Abnormal number of neurons in brains of children with autism, preliminary study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a small, preliminary study that included 13 male children, those with autism had an average 67 percent more prefrontal brain neurons and larger than average brain weight, than children without autism.
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Digital worlds can help autistic children to develop social skills

Digital worlds can help autistic children to develop social skills | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research.
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Earlier autism diagnosis could mean earlier interventions

Earlier autism diagnosis could mean earlier interventions | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Autism is normally diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 3. But new research is finding symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in babies as young as 12 months.
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