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Understanding cognitive delays in infants with Down syndrome

Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal diseases in humans. Researcher Fidler and her colleagues argue that understanding early cognitive development is important in improving preventative care.
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How do children interact with their older autistic siblings?

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, this blog post focuses on the social interactions between children and their older autistic siblings.
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A closer look at eye contact

Infant siblings of children with or without ASD participated in a study to determine whether gaze behavior showed during a test with an unfamiliar examiner could predict gaze behavior in a more naturalistic context.
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The effectiveness of physical therapy sessions for children with cerebral palsy

Researcher Sébastien Vanderlinden is committed to describe which and how long physical therapy skills are performed during NDT sessions.
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Analyzing the mealtime behaviors of children with autism

Disrupted mealtimes and feeding challenges may risk the development of family stability, as well as the social skills and well-being of a child. Which strategy should families use to support meal time engagement?
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Knockout of Down syndrome gene in zebrafish leads to autistic-like behaviors

Knockout of Down syndrome gene in zebrafish leads to autistic-like behaviors: Though earlier knockout models in mice failed, researchers have developed a successful zebrafish model.
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Understanding face perception in ASD

Researchers at KU Leuven want to gain more insight into whether or not there are differences in the implicit abilities of children with ASD to detect faces, different identities, and different expressions.
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Interview skills training for adolescents with language disorder examined

The study of Mathrick and colleagues evaluated an interview skills training package targeting both verbal and non-verbal skills for adolescents with severe and persistent Language Disorders.
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The impact of sounds on autistic children’s behaviors

Children with autism can have trouble dealing with external distractions. Researcher Shireen Kanakri conducted a study to observe the impact of the acoustic environment on restrictive and repetitive behaviors.
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Improving social communication skills in children with ASD

Many children with ASD suffer from deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with peers. They participate in fewer social interactions than typically developing children.