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Article ID: 713267

A super tool helps kids with autism improve socialization skills

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass. The smart system of eye wear and mobile-phone-based games helped the children with autism understand emotions conveyed in facial expressions.

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21-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713171

Scientists Succeed in Testing Potential Brain-based Method to Diagnose Autism

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism.

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20-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712580

The Demand for Special Needs Dentists

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A severe shortage of special needs dentists, and a booming population of patients with physical disabilities and behavioral disorders, has left special needs dentists struggling to meet the demand.

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8-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712175

Researchers at Texas State Use Machine Learning to Help Children with Autism Identify Facial Expressions

Texas State University

A team of Texas State University researchers including; Dr. Damian Valles, assistant professor at the Ingram School of Engineering; Dr. Maria Resendiz, associate professor for the College of Health Professions; and graduate student MD Inzamam Haque, is developing a mobile application to help children with ASD recognize facial expressions on a device screen allowing children to better interpret nonverbal ques in social settings.

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1-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712183

CHOP Researchers to Present New Findings at 2019 International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Two researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) were among five international experts selected to present the results of two innovative studies shaping the field of autism research at the 2019 annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), held this year in Montreal, on May 1-4.

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1-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712057

New research reveals the social communication challenges of aging with autism

Arizona State University (ASU)

The research team found that older adults with autism report more social communication difficulties than younger adults with autism. Using brain scans, they were able to determine that areas of the brain related to social communication, cognition and executive functions thinned more quickly with age in adults with autism than those without.

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29-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711943

Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable as Early as 14 Months

University of California San Diego Health

Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

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25-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711786

New Study from CHOP Researchers Suggests Differences in the Way Girls and Boys on the Autism Spectrum Tell Stories Could Be Important to “Missed Diagnosis” in Girls

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) examined differences in the way girls and boys on the autism spectrum used certain types of words during storytelling. This study found that autistic girls used significantly more “cognitive process” words such as “think” and “know” than autistic boys, despite comparable autism symptom severity.

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23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711109

Autism Rate Rises 43 Percent in New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children in New Jersey with autism spectrum disorder. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from 2010 to 2014 in New Jersey.

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11-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711103

Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism

Kennesaw State University

Using virtual reality (VR) technology and a custom-built computer program, Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

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10-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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