autism

Helping families improve early literacy skills for children on the autism spectrum
Helping families improve early literacy skills for children on the autism spectrum (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A shared book reading intervention to help language and literacy skills in preschoolers on the autism spectrum has been successfully delivered by Griffith University and Autism CRC. This eight-week intervention pilot study took place in Brisbane and on the Gold ... Read More »

PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PlayConnect playgroups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ASD like characteristics and their families have increased access to early childhood learning, social opportunities, and family support via PlayConnect Playgroups. Playgroup Australia has developed a new website and set of resources for ... Read More »

Cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism
Cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department ... Read More »

The key to young people with autism thriving after school
The key to young people with autism thriving after school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young people on the autism spectrum believe their children’s unique skills will help them achieve their full potential if workplaces are flexible and modified to suit their individual needs, new research led by the Curtin University Autism Research ... Read More »

Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes
Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A La Trobe University researcher has found the earlier children with autism are diagnosed, the better their outcomes are in school. PhD candidate Megan Clark from La Trobe’s Olga Tennison Research Centre studied 48 children who were diagnosed early at ... Read More »

Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across ... Read More »

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre revealed in Molecular Psychiatry. The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Auskick program benefits kids with autism
Auskick program benefits kids with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Deakin University research shows simple adaptions to the NAB AFL Auskick program can encourage kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to increase physical activity and join in with their peers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Motor ... Read More »

A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism
A life changing journey for an adolescent with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Looking at the positive change for an adolescent boy with autism and his family while travelling through Africa has been the focus of a Griffith University research study. Now the focus of an ABC documentary which aired on 24 July, ... Read More »

 
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