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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/29770430/nr4a2-haploinsufficiency-is-associated-with-intellectual-disability-and-autism-spectrum-disorder
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J Lévy, S Grotto, C Mignot, C Dupont, A Delahaye, B Benzacken, B Keren, D Haye, J Xavier, M Heulin, E Charles, A Verloes, A Maruani, E Pipiras, A-C Tabet
NR4A2, a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, is involved in modulation of target gene transcription, regulating several developmental processes such as regulation of cellular homeostasis, neuronal development, inflammation and carcinogenesis. 2q24.1 deletions are extremely rare and only one patient with a de novo deletion encompassing only NR4A2 gene was reported so far. We report three additional patients with a de novo deletion encompassing NR4A2: two patients have deletions encompassing only NR4A2 gene and one patient has a deletion including NR4A2 and the first exon of GPD2...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767824/variability-in-verbal-and-nonverbal-communication-in-infants-at-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-predictors-and-outcomes
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M Franchini, E Duku, V Armstrong, J Brian, S E Bryson, N Garon, W Roberts, C Roncadin, L Zwaigenbaum, I M Smith
Early communication impairment is among the most-reported first concerns in parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using a parent-report questionnaire, we derived trajectory groups for early language and gesture acquisition in siblings at high risk for ASD and in children at low risk, during their first 2 years of life. Developmental skills at 6 months were associated with trajectory group membership representing growth in receptive language and gestures. Behavioral symptoms also predicted gesture development...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763840/the-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-at-age-10-years-associated-with-blood-concentrations-of-interleukins-4-and-10-during-the-first-postnatal-month-of-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Alan Leviton, Robert M Joseph, Elizabeth N Allred, Raina N Fichorova, T Michael O'Shea, Karl K C Kuban, Olaf Dammann
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 are viewed mainly as anti-inflammatory cytokines. Yet, high concentrations have also been associated with inflammation-related diseases in newborns. METHODS: We measured the concentrations of IL-4 and IL-10, as well as IL-8 and ICAM-1 in blood specimens collected on postnatal day 21 (N = 555), day 28 (N = 521), and both days 21 and 28 (N = 449) from children born extremely preterm (EP) (<28 weeks gestation) who at age 10 years had a DAS-II IQ Z-score > -2 (which approximates a score of >70) and the following assessments, CCC-2, and CSI-4, DAS-II, NEPSY-II, OWLS-II, SCQ, and WIAT-III...
May 12, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763417/meta-analyses-of-individual-versus-group-interventions-for-pre-school-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
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Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Celine Miyazaki, Masashi Mikami, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori, Yeonhee Hwang, Akiko Terasaka, Eriko Kobayashi, Yoko Kamio
There is little evidence regarding the effects of individual and group intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on important outcomes. We performed meta-analyses using a random effects model to investigate the effectiveness of the individual and group intervention studies and to compare the effectiveness of these two types if possible. The main analysis which excluded studies at a high risk of bias (Analysis I) included 14 randomised controlled trials targeting children with ASD≤6 years of age (594 children)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761539/-fat-is-really-a-four-letter-word-exploring-weight-related-communication-best-practices-in-children-with-and-without-disabilities-and-their-caregivers
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A C McPherson, T J Knibbe, M Oake, J A Swift, N Browne, G D C Ball, J Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Health care professionals play a critical role in preventing and managing childhood obesity, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recently stressed the importance of using sensitive and nonstigmatizing language when discussing weight with children and families. Although barriers to weight-related discussions are well known, there are few evidence-based recommendations around communication best practices. Disability populations in particular have previously been excluded from work in this area...
May 15, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760771/systematic-review-cultural-adaptation-and-feasibility-of-screening-for-autism-in-non-english-speaking-countries
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REVIEW
Turkiya S Al Maskari, Craig A Melville, Diane S Willis
Background: Screening children for autism has gained wider acceptance within clinical practice, and early intervention has improved outcomes. Increasingly, adapting an existing screening instrument is a common, fast method to create a usable screening tool, especially for countries with limited resources and/or expertise. However, concerns have been raised regarding adaptation adequacy and the feasibility of screening across cultural groups. This study systematically examined the levels of cultural adaptation and feasibility aspects considered when screening for autism in non-English speaking countries to build upon the sparse knowledge that exists on this topic in the literature...
2018: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758565/clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-a-rare-syndrome-associated-with-neoteny
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Richard F Walker, Serban Ciotlos, Qing Mao, Robert Chin, Snezana Drmanac, Nina Barua, Misha R Agarwal, Rebecca Yu Zhang, Zhenyu Li, Michelle Ka Yan Wu, Kevin Sun, Katharine Lee, Staci Nguyen, Jia Sophie Liu, Paolo Carnevali, Radoje Drmanac, Brock A Peters
PurposeWe describe a novel syndrome in seven female patients with extreme developmental delay and neoteny.MethodsAll patients in this study were female, aged 4 to 23 years, were well below the fifth percentile in height and weight, had failed to develop sexually, and lacked the use of language. Karyotype and array chromosome genomic hybridization analysis failed to identify large-scale structural variations. To further understand the underlying cause of disease in these patients, whole-genome sequencing was performed...
April 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754501/naturalistic-language-sampling-to-characterize-the-language-abilities-of-3-year-olds-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Elizabeth C Bacon, Suzanna Osuna, Eric Courchesne, Karen Pierce
Characterization of language in naturalistic settings in autism spectrum disorder has been lacking, particularly at young ages, but such information is important for parents, teachers, and clinicians to better support language development in real-world settings. Factors contributing to this lack of clarity include conflicting definitions of language abilities, use of non-naturalistic standardized assessments, and restricted samples. The current study examined one of the largest datasets of naturalistic language samples in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder, and language delay and typically developing contrast groups at age 3...
May 1, 2018: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754444/peptidome-analysis-reveals-novel-serum-biomarkers-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-china
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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/29753216/false-belief-and-relative-clauses-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Stephanie Durrleman, Wolfram Hinzen, Julie Franck
Previous studies have suggested sentential complementation is the crucial ingredient of language that relates to false-belief (FB) reasoning, while the role of relative clauses (RCs) is less clear. Nevertheless, under the hypothesis that clausal embedding has a meta-representational effect, arguably implied in FB, one expects a link between FB and not only complementation but also relativization. Seventeen children with ASD (6 to 16 years, mean age 9;2) were assessed for RCs and FB. Comprehension of RCs significantly predicted FB performance, while none of the controlled factors played a predictive role (comprehension of simple sentences, vocabulary, morpho-syntax and working memory)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746381/raising-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-monolingual-vs-bilingual-homes-a-scoping-review
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Michelle Wang, Thivia Jegathesan, Elizabeth Young, Joelene Huber, Ripudaman Minhas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of children in Canada and the United States are raised in bilingual family homes. Current recommendations for typically developing children are to encourage and support bilingual exposure in the home; however, there are no specific guidelines for families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), a disorder in which communication deficits are considered a hallmark feature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to present a scoping review of studies that compare cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral outcomes for children with ASDs raised in monolingual vs bilingual homes...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742275/early-intensive-behavioral-intervention-eibi-for-young-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd
#13
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/29732730/differences-in-teachers-verbal-responsiveness-to-groups-of-children-with-asd-who-vary-in-cognitive-and-language-abilities
#14
X Qian
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine whether verbal responsiveness in special education teachers varied among subgroups of children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 112) who differed in cognitive and language abilities. METHODS: Participants were divided into clusters using cluster analysis based on standardised cognitive and language tests using k-mean clustering. For each child, a 15-min video of free play in school setting was collected. Three types of responsive utterances were coded: follow-in directives for behaviour, follow-in directives for language and follow-in comments...
June 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732729/language-development-in-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-children-with-additional-disabilities-type-matters
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L Cupples, T Y C Ching, G Leigh, L Martin, M Gunnourie, L Button, V Marnane, S Hou, V Zhang, C Flynn, P Van Buynder
BACKGROUND: This study examined language development in young children with hearing loss and different types of additional disabilities (ADs). METHOD: A population-based cohort of 67 children who were enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment study took part. Language ability was directly assessed at 3 and 5 years of age using the Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition. Standard scores were used to enable comparison with age-based expectations for typically developing children...
June 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713442/hans-asperger-national-socialism-and-race-hygiene-in-nazi-era-vienna
#16
Herwig Czech
Background: Hans Asperger (1906-1980) first designated a group of children with distinct psychological characteristics as 'autistic psychopaths' in 1938, several years before Leo Kanner's famous 1943 paper on autism. In 1944, Asperger published a comprehensive study on the topic (submitted to Vienna University in 1942 as his postdoctoral thesis), which would only find international acknowledgement in the 1980s. From then on, the eponym 'Asperger's syndrome' increasingly gained currency in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the conceptualization of the condition...
2018: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713261/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-can-modulate-eeg-complexity-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#17
Jiannan Kang, Erjuan Cai, Junxia Han, Zhen Tong, Xin Li, Estate M Sokhadze, Manuel F Casanova, Gaoxiang Ouyang, Xiaoli Li
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder which affects the developmental trajectory in several behavioral domains, including impairments of social communication, cognitive and language abilities. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, and it was used for modulating the brain disorders. In this paper, we enrolled 13 ASD children (11 males and 2 females; mean ± SD age: 6.5 ± 1.7 years) to participate in our trial. Each patient received 10 treatments over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) once every 2 days...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710337/the-role-of-language-in-nonlinguistic-stimuli-comparing-inhibition-in-children-with-language-impairment
#18
Hettie Roebuck, Heidi Sindberg, Susan Ellis Weismer
Purpose: There is conflicting evidence regarding if and how a deficit in executive function may be associated with developmental language impairment (LI). Nonlinguistic stimuli are now frequently used when testing executive function to avoid a language confound. However, it is possible that increased stimulus processing demands for nonlinguistic stimuli may also compound the complexity of the relationship between executive function and LI. The current study examined whether variability across nonlinguistic auditory stimuli might differentially affect inhibition and whether performance differs between children with and without language difficulties...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710283/intervention-techniques-used-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-by-speech-language-pathologists-in-the-united-states-and-taiwan-a-descriptive-analysis-of-practice-in-clinical-settings
#19
Ming-Yeh Hsieh, Georgina Lynch, Charles Madison
Purpose: This study examined intervention techniques used with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the United States and Taiwan working in clinic/hospital settings. The research questions addressed intervention techniques used with children with ASD, intervention techniques used with different age groups (under and above 8 years old), and training received before using the intervention techniques. Method: The survey was distributed through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to selected SLPs across the United States...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709201/telehealth-and-autism-a-systematic-search-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Rebecca Sutherland, David Trembath, Jacqueline Roberts
PURPOSE: Research interest in telehealth and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown. There is a need to review the literature to allow speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other service providers to consider applicability to their settings. The aim of this review was to examine the nature and outcomes of studies examining telehealth assessment and/or intervention in ASD. METHOD: A systematic search of the literature was undertaken, with 14 studies meeting inclusion criteria...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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