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USC researchers find eight autism-related mutations in one gene

Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified the gene TRIO, which contains eight autism-related mutations in the one single gene.
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Conclusion: The inclusion of activities to stimulate executive function abilities in language intervention for children with ASD warrants further investigation.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:78 –83
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Comprehension of narrow focus in adolescents with ASD who study in a special educational system is related to their cognitive-linguistic abilities and not to the autistic condition by itself or to its severity.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:67 –77
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results highlight the difficulties many Hebrew-reading children with ASD experience in using morpho-orthographic processes beyond their difficulties in using graphemic-phonemic processes, demonstrating effortful (slow) reading. While this study can be considered a pilot investigation, further studies are needed.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:54 –66
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study highlights the influence both parent behaviours and child interest may have on shared book reading practices of parents with their preschool children with disabilities.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:43 –53
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Given the importance of neurobiological findings and their mapping onto early social pragmatic skills, early intervention goals need to focus on increasing appropriate eye gaze skills and joint attention. Such goals could potentially improve intervention outcomes in terms of improving social communication skills in youngsters with ASD.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:38 –42
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Background: The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased significantly in the last decade as have treatment choices. Nonetheless, the vastly diverse autism topic includes issues related to naming, description, iden ­tification, assessment, and differentiation from other neu­rodevelopmental conditions. ASD issues directly impact speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who often see these children as the second contact, after pediatric medical practitioners. Because of shared symptomology, differentiation among ne urodevelopmental disorders is crucial as it impacts treatment, educational choices, and th...
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The performance of children on questionnaires may lead to the development of easily administered and interpretable assessments for differentiating children with pragmatics and social communication impairments, such as children with autism, from typically developing children.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:20 –26
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results support positive global trends for SLPs using effective practices in assessment and intervention for children with ASD. Two areas where SLPs may need further support are involving parents in assessment practices, and supporting literacy development in children with ASD.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:8 –19
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Allied Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Potential Patterns Source Type: research
This study suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder varies geographically; but whether this is due to environmental factors or diagnostic discrepancies remains to be determined.American Journal of Epidemiology
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