Effectiveness of the D-TERMINED Program of Repetitive Tasking for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Reuters Health) - After steadily climbing for two decades, the proportion of U.S. children with autism may be leveling off, a recent study suggests.
Scans before and after birth boost research on conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy
ConclusionThe obtained data indicate that GS and GLS1 are promising indicators of an E/I imbalance and that combined measured parameters are good predictive biomarkers of autism.
AbstractTask interspersal is a commonly used teaching method for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. There are several procedural variations of task interspersal reported in the literature. The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to examine the effectiveness of different procedural variations and the effectiveness of task interspersal across target skills. Results revealed that no procedural variation presents a significant benefit over any other, suggesting that task interspersal may be an instructional procedure easily adapted to a client ’s needs or preferences. Further, task interspersal was effective...
This study examined sequential associations between pairs of caregiver talk and caregiver‐child joint engagement categories. Sequential associations quantify the extent to which one event (such as a particular type of caregiver talk) follows another event (such as a particular type of joint engagement) in a pre‐specified time window, while controlling for the chance occurrence of the sequence. Although unable to support strong conclusions about causality, the requirement of sequential analysis that key events occur within a close temporal sequence rules out alternative explanation for associations that summary‐level ...
In this study, children watched videos of someone singing or reading a story. The results show that children look more at the person if they were singing and if the story was familiar to them. Using songs and familiar stories may be a way to help children with autism to naturally engage with others.
This study included 3,820 children from two longitudinal prenatal cohorts in The Netherlands and Australia, comprising 60 individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD. Latent growth curve models were used to examine the relationship between fetal head circumference measured at three different time points and autistic traits measured in postnatal life using either the Social Responsiveness Scale or the Autism‐Spectrum Quotient. While lower initial prenatal HC was weakly associated with increasing autistic traits in the Dutch cohort, this relationship was not observed in the Australian cohort, nor when the two cohorts wer...
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Conclusions and implications The findings in this review suggest that caregiver-delivered social-communication interventions are likely to result in mixed effects on skill generalization and maintenance within children with autism spectrum disorders. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Conclusions This study provides additional evidence that PMI can be structured to produce robust changes in the conversational skills of adolescents with ASD in a natural social context.