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Normalise brain activity with early interventions

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has provided further evidence that intensive early interventions can help to normalise brain activity in young children with the symptoms of autism. Read more

Yale study shows early intervention helps children with ASD

Neural Mechanisms of Improvements in Social Motivation After Pivotal Response Treatment: Two Case Studies Read more

Diagnosing autism and cultural diversity

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Mother-infant psychoanalysis

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Autism and early developmental trajectories

  • At age six months the tools used by the study could find no difference in language or motor development between children who would later receive a diagnosis of ASD and those who would not.
  • By 14 months the children receiving an early onset diagnosis showed much lower scores than the later onset children for expressive language and shared positive affect.
  • At 14 months the children receiving a later onset diagnosis also showed some signs of developmental delay, but these were not specific to ASD.
  • By 18 months the early onset children also showed greater delays in receptive and expressive language development.
  •  By 24 months these differences between both groups of children had vanished and by 36 months both were comparable in their social and developmental characteristics.
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Welcome to ourNews, where we keep up-to-date with research and other news related to infant mental health. These articles can be of interest to both parents and professionals.
We are keen to know your views and so please do comment on our articles.
Is there a topic that you would like us to write about? Just send us a message via 'Contact us'.

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