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‘Augmentative' Devices Aim to Help Children With Autism Communicate

5 years agoHealth : The Checkup

Imagine feeling ill and being unable to tell anyone what hurts. Or longing for pizza on your eighth birthday but ending up with Chinese takeout because you couldn't explain what you wanted. These are the kinds of frustrations, experts say, that are faced by the more than 1 in 150 children in the...
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KU Autism Researchers Get $1.2 Million to Test iPad App to Help Children with Social Communication

Health : Newswise Medical News (last year)

Autism researchers at the University of Kansas will test an iPad voice output app to help preschoolers with autism and their classmates communicate. Read Post

Babies' Non-Verbal Communication Skills Can Help Predict Outcomes In Children At High Risk Of Developing Autism

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies. For that reason, Universit... Read Post

Brains of Autistic Children Have Too Many Synapses, Study Suggests

Health : NYT: Health (20 hours ago)

Those with autism pruned spines, which are connected by synapses, less readily over time than other children. The finding could help explain oversensitivity and seizures. Read Post


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