Early Hand Preference Tied to Language Children who consistently used their right hand had more highly developed language skills at 2
Children who consistently used their right hand to pick up toys as infants had more highly developed language skills at 2 years old compared with those whose hand preference became apparent as toddlers, a study in the current issue of Developmental Psychology found.
Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, study shows
A generic blood pressure drug could prevent hyperactive brain cell firing associated with early stages of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study.
Autism Bill To Help Cover Cost Of Therapy
Several parents and therapists were in Pierre speaking with legislators about House Bill 1257. If passed as is, the measure will require insurance companies to cover all therapies for autistic individuals.
County Emergency Personnel Undergoing Autism Training
Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, law enforcement and emergency dispatch with the City of Temecula, Cal Fire and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department are receiving specialized training, according to a news release.
Oxytocin May Help Autistic Children
For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin -- the so-called "love hormone" -- seems to fine-tune the activity in brain areas linked to social interactions, according to a new study.
Occupational Therapy Could Help Autistic Children
Researchers have found that occupational therapy using the principles of sensory integration (OT-SI) provide better outcomes on parent-identified goals than standard care.
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