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Mapping the futures of autistic children - Early indicators
A growing array of studies adds detail to this picture, identifying clues to which general trajectory a child is likely to follow. Early social skills are emerging as one reliable indicator.
Mapping the futures of autistic children - Separate ways
For better or worse, clinicians have informally predicted autistic people’s life trajectories for decades. Different patterns of early development, many observed, seemed to portend different outcomes.
Mapping the futures of autistic children - Introduction
Researchers can roughly project what autistic children’s lives will look like years down the road. But how good is their crystal ball — and what are its benefits?
Q&A with Matthew Maenner: Estimating autism prevalence quickly
A new method to track autism prevalence in 11 U.S. states is twice as fast as the old approach — and yields similar results. The post "Q&A with Matthew Maenner: Estimating autism prevalence quickly" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News
By the Numbers: Polypharmacy, outpatient autism care, pandemic behaviors
In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss medication shifts in people with autism, outpatient facilities providing autism care and pandemic-induced behavioral changes in autistic children. The post "By the Numbers: Polypharmacy, outpatient autism care, pandemic behaviors" appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News
Autistic children’s sleep problems linked to behavioral regulation issues
Sleep problems in young children with autism are associated with behavioral regulation difficulties later in childhood, according to a new longitudinal study.
The post Autistic children’s sleep problems linked to behavioral regulation issues appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.
Good info, but fast
Great If you’re looking for someone else to do the nitty gritty of finding and reading the research on autism so that you can just listen to the important parts! host speaks very quickly and to grasp the presented research you likely need some solid background understanding. Science and research focused (as the podcast name suggests) and perhaps less useful for parents/educators working with autistic individuals.
Like listening to grass grow.
At turns boring and horrifying. Here’s three minutes straight of polysyllabic science! There’s breathless findings from postmortem studies of brain tissue, which only makes you stop and think of how that particular autistic person ended up with his brain on slides...