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  • Cognition and behavior: Bilingualism aids people with autism
    2 October 2012
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    Being fluent in both English and Spanish may boost the use of communicative gestures in children with autism, according to a study published 1 August in the Journal of Child Neurology

  • Proposed guidelines won't miss autism cases, study says
    1 October 2012
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    The proposed changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism are unlikely to exclude many people currently diagnosed with Asperger syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified, according to a large analysis published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Language boost
    28 September 2012
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    The antidepressant sertraline may improve language deficits in children with fragile X syndrome, according to a small study in the annual issue of Autism Research and Treatment.

  • Genetics: Early seizures define Rett-like syndrome
    28 September 2012
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    Mutations in the CDKL5 gene lead to developmental delay starting at birth, seizures that begin before 3 months of age, and subtly atypical facial features, according to a study published 8 August in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

  • Regression may mark one-third of autism cases
    27 September 2012
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    About one in three children with autism abruptly lose language, social or other developmental skills in their second year of life, according to a meta-analysis published 2 August in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.