F0, F0 range and duration of utterances - Longitudinal single-subject studies of prosody in two Swedish children with ASC.

F0, F0 range and duration of utterances - Longitudinal single-subject studies of prosody in two Swedish children with ASC. Clin Linguist Phon. 2015 Dec 8;:1-20 Authors: Nordgren PM Abstract We investigated prosody in two Swedish boys with autism spectrum condition (ASC) and subjected them individually to a year-long segmental intervention which was analysed using a single-subject experimental design. Acoustic measures were taken for F0 levels, F0 range and duration. The data were evaluated for syllable structure, phrase length and accent 2. Results showed a decrease in augmented F0 levels and an increase in the proportion of utterances within intermediate F0 ranges. The boys developed prosodic patterns more similar to that of typically developing children. In addition, the use of the important Swedish accent 2 increased. PMID: 26645486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research

Related Links:

ConclusionThese findings suggest a possible functional role of NREM sleep during this important developmental period and provide support for NREM sleep to be a potential early marker for ASD.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusion The scale aims to identify the areas of eating behavior that are altered in individuals with ASD, allowing more specific therapy to be implemented. The tool could also be used to measure the effectiveness of treatment.
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion When analyzing the risk-benefit of folic acid supplementation at the recommended doses, 0.4 to 0.8 mg/day, it is concluded that the benefits outweigh the possible risks of developing ASD.
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractThe role of gut microbiome was recently raised in the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim of this study was to elucidate changes in gut microbiome in Egyptian autistic children and its possible correlation with the severity of autism and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. The gut bacterial microbiome of 41 ASD children, 45 siblings, and 45 healthy controls were analyzed using quantitative SYBR Green real-time PCR technique targeting 16S rRNA of selected bacteria. The gut microbiome of ASD children and their siblings contained a higher relative abundance ofBact...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Objective: To present a case of bilateral gynecomastia in a prepubertal boy with autism spectrum disorder, diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Case description: A 12-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder presented at a follow-up visit with bilateral breast growth. There was a family history of gynecomastia, cataracts at a young age, puberty delay, and myotonic dystrophy type 1. The physical examination showed that he had bilateral gynecomastia with external genitalia Tanner stage 1. Neurologic examination was regular, without demonstrable myotonia. The analytical study revealed increased estradiol level...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionsA deficiency exists in spontaneous looking behaviors and possibly in differential responding to affective cues among children with ASD. The variations in the definitions and measurement methods present in the literature call for additional research that examines both referential looking and differential cue responding components within an ambiguous context. Guidelines for future research and clinical implications are discussed.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
(Penn State) Neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, likely result from complex interactions that modify the effects of individual genes, according to new research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) DGIST identified causes of hypersensitivity accompanied by neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). This is expected to make huge contributions to the early diagnosis of sensory-defective symptom brought with neurodevelopmental disorder and cancer as well as the improvement of anti-cancer drug side effects.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
.
Source: Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
Sleep disturbances such as excessive daytime sleepiness, central and obstructive sleep apneas, restless legs syndrome, and rapid eye movement sleep dysregulation are prominent in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Mild intellectual deficits presented in many patients with DM1. In addition, psychosocial issues caused by neuropsychiatric symptoms are a clinical problem. We herein present the cases of four DM1 patients with sleep disturbances and neuropsychiatric symptoms in the preceding stage of clinically significant muscle symptoms. One of the cases exhibited a sleep disorder and neuropsychiatric symptoms befo...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
More News: Autism | Boys | Children | Speech-Language Pathology | Study