How Virtual Reality Can Help Those With Autism

The VR industry has a huge role in shifting how we use technology to help support those on the autistic spectrum to connect, communicate and navigate. Plus, it can help those without the condition learn more about it.
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ConclusionTaken together, these results suggest that CB1r antagonism induces social deficits without increasing anxiety levels and impairs the extinction of aversive memories. This behavioral profile in monkeys underscores the potential involvement of eCS signaling in the deficits observed in autism spectrum disorders.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions and ImplicationsChildren with ID may use different processes to facilitate word learning compared to TD children and even children with ASC.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Preliminary research suggests that high levels of propionic acid, a preservative used in processed foods, alters neuronal development in the fetal brain, possibly contributing to autism.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Gamez Corral AS, Manning R, Wang C, Cisneros A, Meeuwsen HJ, Boyle JB Abstract Recent studies examining children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have revealed kinematic markers highlighting deficits in the preparatory and online phases of upper extremity movements. In the following study, 12 children with high functioning ASD were first assessed (pre-test) on 15 trials of a reciprocal upper extremity Fitts Law target task by flexing and extending their right arm in the horizontal plane between two targets as fast and accurately as possible. Following the initial assessment, the children eithe...
Source: Journal of Motor Behavior - Category: Neurology Tags: J Mot Behav Source Type: research
Unpredictable and potentially dangerous aggressive behavior by youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can isolate them from foundational educational, social, and familial activities, thereby markedly exacerbating morbidity and costs associated with ASD....
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Conclusions and implicationsAlthough professionals have a lot of knowledge about the specific neurodevelopmental disorders, further evidence-based training would allow more effective support for children with neurodevelopmental disorders in the classroom but also equip professionals better and raise their confidence in meeting these children’s needs.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Gabriela Louise de Almeida Sampaio, Gabriele Louise Soares Martins, Bruno Diaz Paredes, Carolina Kymie Vasques Nonaka, Katia Nunes da Silva, Erik Aranha Rossi, Ricardo Ribeiro dos Santos, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares, Bruno Solano de Freitas SouzaAbstractAutism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of diseases that affect social interaction, communication and behavior. Molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of ASDs are complex due to genetic heterogeneity. Recently, pathogenic variants of SCN2A have been strongly associated with...
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
The Prince of Wales is a long-time supporter of homeopathy and has used his royal position to try to get it widely accepted. Despite some homeopaths operating in the UK claiming to cure autism.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and achondroplasia are common disorders on their own. However, this case of co-occurrence in the same patient has not yet been reported in literature except for a hypothesized statistical probability based on prevalence studies stating that 2-5 in 10 million children could have the probability of having both conditions occur simultaneously. Achondroplasia typically presents with motor delays and difficulties that are related to musculoskeletal impairments that can affect self-care, mobility and social cognition, however the presence of delays in other domains of development, particularly in s...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: improvement over time in all measures: Significant increase in word production, play reciprocity, and amount of social smiles during CI as compared with OI. We also found a reduction in frequency of stereotypic behaviors during and following CI as compared with before CI. These preliminary results indicate that medical clowning may be beneficial for young children with ASD, since it promotes communication and social reciprocity in a fun and lively interventional setting.What is Known:•Many therapies are used and proven as efficacious interventions for children with ASD.•So far, medical clowning was no...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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