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Having a dog helps families of autistic kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:01

Researchers have said that dog ownership may help families of children suffering from autism.

Autistic kids have trouble linking sights with sounds

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:39

A new study has revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.

Love hormone improves brain function in autistic kids

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 15:12

A single dose of the `love hormone` oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain function in children with autism, scientists have claimed.

Single spray of `love hormone` improves brain function in autistic kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:30

A new study has revealed that a single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, can enhance brain activity while processing social information in kids suffering from autism spectrum disorders.

Theatre could help autistic youth improve social deficits

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 10:23

A novel autism intervention program is using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills to improve social deficits in adolescents with the disorder, a new study has revealed.

Autistic kids miss out on non-verbal cues during social interactions

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 23:52

Scientists have warned adults that when communicating with children with autism they should be cautious, as such kids tend to look away during conversations and miss out on the non-verbal aspects.

Pregnant women with weak thyroid 4 times likelier to have autistic kids

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 14:02

A new study has claimed that pregnant women, who are unable to make nearly enough thyroid, are nearly 4 times more likely to produce a autistic child.

Early brain responses to words can predict future abilities in autistic kids

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 09:21

A new study has shown that the pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters` linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6.

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