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Newswise: Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism
Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism
University of South Australia

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for kids on the autism spectrum, it can seem insurmountable, singling them out and creating barriers to their learning.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 5:00 PM EDT
U.S. Autism Rates Up 10 Percent in New CDC Report
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as 1 in 54 among children aged 8 years in 2016 (or 1.85 percent).

Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Autism Rate Continues to Surge in New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

For the eighth consecutive year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds autism prevalence increased in the United States

Newswise: Five language outcome measures evaluated for intellectual disabilities studies
23-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Five language outcome measures evaluated for intellectual disabilities studies
UC Davis Health

Expressive language sampling yielded five language-related outcome measures that may be useful for treatment studies in intellectual disabilities, especially fragile X syndrome. The measures were generally valid and reliable across the range of ages, IQs and autism symptom severity of participants. According to the study, led by UC Davis researchers and funded by NIH, the measures are also functional in supporting treatments that can improve language, providing far reaching benefits for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT
CHOP Researchers Develop Method for Measuring Quality of Life Across Lifespan for Individuals on Autism Spectrum
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A new study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows that a set of simple questionnaires can help clinicians and families better evaluate the quality of life of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The newly-developed tool is designed for children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum, and early findings show where clinicians can learn more about how to support the needs of autistic individuals by directly asking them these critical questions.

Released: 20-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, while escalating among poor, minorities
University of Colorado Boulder

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation’s hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, new CU Boulder research has found.

Released: 21-Feb-2020 12:05 AM EST
Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons in Lab-Grown “Mini-Brains”
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible to the human eye, whose cellular mechanisms mimic those of the developing human brain.

Newswise: Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
Released: 18-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Health

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab behind three of the top 10 autism studies of 2019. The studies explore early interventions and new school transitions for children on the autism spectrum.

Newswise: Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest
Released: 18-Feb-2020 2:10 PM EST
Study Finds Empathy Can Be Detected in People Whose Brains Are at Rest
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.


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