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Investigating facial expressions in autism and borderline personality disorder

Within two specific populations researchers investigated the role of facial expressions on social interactions.
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Observing and analyzing repetitive movements in infants to detect autism

To examine if a specific repertoire of repetitive movements was present in children with autism, researchers used home videos to code the behaviors of the infants.
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Researching comorbidity in patients with autism spectrum disorder

Patients with autistic spectrum disorder also tend to have other disorders like epilepsy. Why is that and how can understanding that help us understand autism?
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Improve the interaction between parent and child with autism

Children with ASD are three times as likely to exhibit disruptive behavior as their typically developing peers. Can PCIT help coping with behaviors such as defiance, stubbornness, and temper tantrums?
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4 recent blog posts about understanding autism spectrum disorder

Our understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still much work to be done.
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Parenting behaviors and executive function in Down syndrome

Understanding more about developmental delays in Down syndrome is vital in developing targeted interventions. In this study, the relationship between parenting behaviors and executive function was examined.
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Early exploratory behavior in infants with Down syndrome

Object exploration is part of infants’ early development. How do infants with Down syndrome explore the world around them? And how is exploratory behavior related to their general development?
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Using augmented toys to facilitate play in children with visual impairments

For this year’s World Sight Day, we’re writing about visual impairments in children. Suzanne Verver and her colleagues focused on facilitating peer play with augmented toys.
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Working memory and emotion regulation in children with ADHD

How can we understand emotional reactivity in children with ADHD? In the current study, Tarle and her colleagues examined the relation between emotion regulation and working memory in children with and without this disorder.
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Studying posture development in infants at risk for autism

Research shows that early posture development is delayed in infants who are eventually diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Understanding these delays helps to improve early diagnosis and intervention.