New research shows signs of autism can appear as early as the first month after birth. Experts hope this will help them diagnose and treat autism earlier.
A possible link between decreased protein kinase A (PKA) levels in the frontal cortex and the loss of developmental skills at 15-24 months was recently reported in PLoS.ONE by Abha Chauhan and colleagues at the NYS Institute for Basic Research and Developmental Disabilities in Staten Island, New York. PKA, which is critical for learning and memory, has […]
Autism is a disorder that typically appears in very young children, affecting their ability to interact socially, communicate effectively and enjoy imaginative play. A 2008 Temple University study demonstrated that Sensory Integration Therapy, in which the therapist responds to sounds, movements or other behavioral cues from the child, is an effective teaching tool for children […]