If a child has autism, it is helpful to know at an earlier age so that earlier interventions can be carried out. Early predictors can be critical to a timely diagnosis. A new study says parents may have an indication of how their child is visually examining objects. Researchers at the University of California Davis […]
Over the past two decades, some autism researchers have turned to simple animals such as roundworms, fruit flies, and zebrafish for their studies. Others sought answers from experiments with frogs, birds, and even octopuses. In this special report, we describe these discoveries and the impact of alternative animal models on autism research.
A new beginning with challengesOliver returned to Roanoke County public school on the Monday after the spring break. His mother said the first three days went well, but by Thursday Oliver was overwhelmed. At Hidden Valley Middle School, students with autism de-escalate and take a break from the classroom in a padded wrestling room. But […]
Parents tell me every day that they regret yelling at their children, or using a condescending tone, or maybe pushing in a moment of extreme frustration. Children can be really difficult and frustrating. Staying calm in the face of their annoying behavior can be one of the toughest challenges parents face. ADHD adds a whole […]