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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781743/a-treatment-comparison-study-of-a-photo-activity-schedule-and-social-stories-for-teaching-social-skills-to-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-brief-report
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Sabrina D Daneshvar, Marjorie H Charlop, Debra Berry Malmberg
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of two procedures, a photo activity schedule intervention and Social Stories, to teach social skills to four children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). METHODS: An adapted alternating treatments design with an additional multiple baseline control was used, and two social skills were targeted for each of the four participants, one under each intervention condition. RESULTS: Results indicated that all four participants learned the target social behaviours with the photo activity schedule intervention, but did not learn target social behaviours with Social Stories...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780303/closed-loop-deep-brain-stimulation-for-ptsd-addiction-and-disorders-of-affective-facial-interpretation-review-and-discussion-of-potential-biomarkers-and-stimulation-paradigms
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REVIEW
Robert W Bina, Jean-Phillipe Langevin
The treatment of psychiatric diseases with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is becoming more of a reality as studies proliferate the indications and targets for therapies. Opinions on the initial failures of DBS trials for some psychiatric diseases point to a certain lack of finesse in using an Open Loop DBS (OLDBS) system in these dynamic, cyclical pathologies. OLDBS delivers monomorphic input into dysfunctional brain circuits with modulation of that input via human interface at discrete time points with no interim modulation or adaptation to the changing circuit dynamics...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775078/effects-of-a-parent-implemented-developmental-reciprocity-treatment-program-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Grace W Gengoux, Salena Schapp, Sarah Burton, Christina M Ardel, Robin A Libove, Gina Baldi, Kari L Berquist, Jennifer M Phillips, Antonio Y Hardan
Developmental approaches to autism treatment aim to establish strong interpersonal relationships through joint play. These approaches have emerging empirical support; however, there is a need for further research documenting the procedures and demonstrating their effectiveness. This pilot study evaluated changes in parent behavior and child autism symptoms following a 12-week Developmental Reciprocity Treatment parent-training program. A total of 22 children with autism spectrum disorder between 2 and 6 years (mean age = 44...
May 1, 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773920/effects-of-emergent-literacy-interventions-for-preschoolers-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Roxanne F Hudson, Elizabeth A Sanders, Rosanne Greenway, Sharon Xie, Maya Smith, Colin Gasamis, Jay Martini, Ilene Schwartz, Jacob Hackett
Combining data from a series of three planned, consecutive independent randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the present study investigates two literacy interventions for preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For the first cohort, children were randomized to interactive book reading treatment (IBR)or a business-as-usual (BAU) control condition; in Cohort 2, children were randomized to phonological awareness treatment (PA)or BAU; in Cohort 3, children were randomized to IBR or PA. Both treatments were implemented weekly in the classroom from November to May...
October 2017: Exceptional Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766482/-fragile-x-syndrome-new-therapeutic-strategies
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S Zeidler, B Dierckx, K Lubbers, A M van Eeghen, C R Lincke, J A Kievit, R Willemsen, A Rietman
Fragile X syndrome (fxs) is the most common hereditary cause of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. Targeted treatment is currently lacking. In the past decades an enormous amount of knowledge has been obtained concerning the involved molecular pathways, introducing potential targets for disease modifying therapy.<br/> AIM: To present an overview of the development of targeted treatment for fxs.<br/> METHOD: Several important publications were collected and indexed.<br/> RESULTS: While preclinical animal model studies with targeted interventions are promising, the translation to the clinic has been disappointing...
2018: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764710/a-systematic-review-to-explore-the-feasibility-of-a-behavioural-sleep-intervention-for-insomnia-in-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-a-transdiagnostic-approach
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REVIEW
Gabrielle Rigney, Nicole S Ali, Penny V Corkum, Cary A Brown, Evelyn Constantin, Roger Godbout, Ana Hanlon-Dearman, Osman Ipsiroglu, Graham J Reid, Sarah Shea, Isabel M Smith, Hendrik F M Van der Loos, Shelly K Weiss
Children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) are at high risk for sleep problems, especially insomnia. It is currently not known whether behavioural sleep interventions developed for typically developing (TD) children are effective for children with NDD, and if interventions need to be modified for each diagnostic group. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate commonalities, trends in outcomes, and the methodological quality of parent-delivered behavioural sleep interventions for children with NDD, specifically Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...
March 31, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761491/an-evaluation-of-group-activity-schedules-to-promote-social-play-in-children-with-autism
#8
Jessica S Akers, Thomas S Higbee, Kristina R Gerencser, Azure J Pellegrino
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have deficits in social skills and may avoid engaging in play activities with typically developing peers. The purpose of this study was to identify the utility of activity schedules, with embedded scripts, to teach three children with ASD to play a complex social game. Specifically, children with ASD were taught to play hide-and-seek with typically developing peers. Once the activity schedules were introduced, participants began engaging in independent hide-and-seek behaviors...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760409/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-ms-275-restores-social-and-synaptic-function-in-a-shank3-deficient-mouse-model-of-autism
#9
Kaijie Ma, Luye Qin, Emmanuel Matas, Lara J Duffney, Aiyi Liu, Zhen Yan
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social deficits and repetitive behaviors. Genetic screening has identified synaptic, transcriptional, and chromatin genes disrupted in autistic patients. Haploinsufficiency of Shank3, which encodes a scaffold protein at glutamatergic synapses, is causally linked to autism. Using a Shank3-deficient mouse model that exhibits prominent autism-like phenotypes, we have found that histone acetylation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is abnormally low, which can be reversed by MS-275 (also known as Entinostat, SNDX-275), a class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that is selectively potent in PFC...
April 19, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754444/peptidome-analysis-reveals-novel-serum-biomarkers-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-china
#10
Juan Yang, Yanni Chen, Xiaofan Xiong, Xiaobo Zhou, Lin Han, Ei Ni, Wenjing Wang, Xiaofei Wang, Lingyu Zhao, Dongdong Shao, Chen Huang
PURPOSE: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout one's life. Early diagnosis is essential for ASD since early treatment can enable children with ASD to make significant gains in language and social skills, but remains challenging since there are currently no specific biomarkers of ASD. The study aimed to identify serum biomarkers for ASD. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Serum of Han Chinese children with ASD (n = 68) and age-matched healthy controls (n = 80) was analyzed using magnetic bead-based separation combined with mass spectrum...
May 13, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753322/clinical-outcomes-of-interactive-intensive-and-individual-3i-play-therapy-for-children-with-asd-a-two-year-follow-up-study
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Elodie Tilmont Pittala, Yann Saint-Georges-Chaumet, Claire Favrot, Antoine Tanet, David Cohen, Catherine Saint-Georges
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of psycho-educational interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) comorbid with severe to moderate intellectual disability (ID) are insufficiently documented. In this prospective study, we examined a developmental individual, interactive and intensive approach, called the '3i method', which is based on play therapy. METHODS: Twenty DSM-IV-TR ASD subjects (mean chronological age 63.8 ± 37.8 months; mean developmental age 19.5 ± 6...
May 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748952/disentangling-tourette-syndrome-heterogeneity-through-hierarchical-ascendant-clustering
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Elena Cravedi, Emmanuelle Deniau, Marianna Giannitelli, Hugues Pellerin, Virginie Czernecki, Tiphanie Priou, Jean Xavier, Angèle Consoli, Andreas Hartmann, David Cohen
AIM: To explore the heterogeneity of Tourette syndrome as part of a neurodevelopmental spectrum. METHOD: Using hierarchical ascendant clustering based on tic symptoms, developmental milestones, and neurodevelopmental comorbidities, we analyzed the heterogeneity of Tourette syndrome phenotypes in a sample of 174 children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome referred to a tertiary university clinic. RESULTS: The model yielded three distinct clusters characterized as follows...
May 10, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746399/tourette-syndrome-clinical-spectrum-mechanisms-and-personalized-treatments
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Andreas Hartmann, Yulia Worbe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe recent advances regarding the disease spectrum in Tourette syndrome, offer new mechanistic insights into tic generation and provide clues for personalized treatments in this disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Apart from tics, which define Tourette syndrome, comorbidities are the rule and not the exception. They significantly define clinical presentation, disease severity and quality of life. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of screening for depression, anxiety and autism spectrum disorders in Tourette syndrome...
May 8, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745559/-three-dimensional-virtual-dolphin-treatment-system-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Wenkai Song, Yu Sun, Dongchuan Yu
In order to address the problem of traditional dolphin adjuvant therapy such as high cost and its limitation in time and place, this paper introduces a three-dimensional virtual dolphin adjuvant therapy system based on virtual reality technology. By adopting Oculus wearable three-dimensional display, the system combined natural human-computer interaction based on Leap Motion with high-precision gesture recognition and cognitive training, and achieved immersive three-dimensional interactive game for child rehabilitation training purposes...
August 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744703/a-comparison-of-a-behavioral-feeding-intervention-with-and-without-pre-meal-sensory-integration-therapy
#15
Laura Seiverling, Kisha Anderson, Christine Rogan, Christina Alaimo, Paul Argott, Julio Panora
This study compared a behavioral feeding intervention with and without pre-meal sensory integration therapy (SIT) in two boys with autism spectrum disorder and severe food selectivity. For both participants, child bite and drink consumption and total intake increased to similar levels with corresponding decreases in inappropriate mealtime behavior (IMB) in both conditions. The SIT condition was then discontinued and both participants continued to exhibit high levels of bite and drink consumption with corresponding low levels of IMB during a non-SIT phase...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742331/youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-the-emergency-department
#16
Sarah Lytle, Andrew Hunt, Sonal Moratschek, Marcie Hall-Mennes, Martha Sajatovic
OBJECTIVE: This comprehensive literature review summarizes reports on emergency department (ED) use by youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). DATA SOURCES: We conducted a systematic search of the PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases (1985-2016), limited to studies published in English. The following search terms were used: autism, autistic, Asperger, emergency department/room/physician/doctor/treatment/medicine, childhood developmental disorders (pervasive), and emergencies...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742275/early-intensive-behavioral-intervention-eibi-for-young-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd
#17
REVIEW
Brian Reichow, Kara Hume, Erin E Barton, Brian A Boyd
BACKGROUND: The rising prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increases the need for evidence-based behavioral treatments to lessen the impact of symptoms on children's functioning. At present, there are no curative or psychopharmacological therapies to effectively treat all symptoms of the disorders. Early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) is a treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. Delivered for multiple years at an intensity of 20 to 40 hours per week, it is one of the more well-established treatments for ASD...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739125/the-wnt-signaling-pathway-and-related-therapeutic-drugs-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
REVIEW
Seung Min Bae, Ji Yeon Hong
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a series of neurodevelopmental disorder with a large genetic component. However, the pathogenic genes and molecular mechanisms of ASD have not been clearly defined. Recent technological advancements, such as next-generation sequencing, have led to the identification of certain loci that is responsible for the pathophysiology of ASD. Three functional pathways, such as chromatin remodeling, Wnt signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction are potentially involved in ASD. In this review, we will focus on recent studies of the involvement of Wnt signaling pathway components in ASD pathophysiology and related drugs used in ASD treatment...
May 31, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738885/regulation-of-seizure-induced-mecp2-ser421-phosphorylation-in-the-developing-brain
#19
Evan C Rosenberg, Jocelyn J Lippman-Bell, Marcus Handy, Samantha S Soldan, Sanjay Rakhade, Cristina Hilario-Gomez, Kaitlyn Folweiler, Leah Jacobs, Frances E Jensen
Neonatal seizures disrupt normal synaptic maturation and often lead to later-life epilepsy and cognitive deficits. During early life, the brain exhibits heightened synaptic plasticity, in part due to a developmental overabundance of CaV 1.2 L-type voltage gated calcium (Ca2+ ) channels (LT-VGCCs) and Ca2+ -permeable AMPARs (CP-AMPARs) lacking GluA2 subunits. We hypothesized that early-life seizures overactivate these channels, in turn dysregulating Ca2+ -dependent signaling pathways including that of methyl-CPG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2), a transcription factor implicated in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Rett Syndrome...
May 5, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735112/stereotypic-movement-disorders
#20
Mackenzie Katherine
This review summarizes motor stereotypies in terms of description, prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. They are fixed and persistent movements. Stereotypies begin before 3 years of age and continue into adulthood. Primary motor stereotypies occur in children of normal intelligence, whereas secondary stereotypies ensue in the setting of an additional diagnosis such as autism spectrum disorder or other neurologic disorders. They are highly associated with comorbidities such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, inattention, and tics...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
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