Category: Autism Research

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Predictors of Social Relationships for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Related Articles Predictors of Social Relationships for Children with Special Health Care Needs. J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Apr 17;: Authors: Sisk C, Chitiyo G, Akenson A Abstract Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) experience various developmental challenges including difficulties in social relationships with peers. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ...

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Psychopharmacotherapy of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Comorbid Conditions.

Related Articles Psychopharmacotherapy of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Comorbid Conditions. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Sep 27;: Authors: Naguy A Abstract One or more comorbidities occur in up to 80% of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is also over-represented in several special populations. Pharmacotherapy can be challenging in these individuals with other ...

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Prenatal and early-life diesel exhaust exposure causes autism-like behavioral changes in mice.

Related Articles Prenatal and early-life diesel exhaust exposure causes autism-like behavioral changes in mice. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2018 Apr 20;15(1):18 Authors: Chang YC, Cole TB, Costa LG Abstract BACKGROUND: Escalating prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in recent decades has triggered increasing efforts in understanding roles played by environmental risk factors as a way to ...

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[Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders].

Related Articles [Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2018;162(0):D2333 Authors: Figee M, Schuurman PR, Denys D Abstract – Deep brain stimulation (DBS) corrects pathological activity of neuropsychiatric brain networks with high frequency current via implanted brain electrodes.- DBS is an effective and safe treatment for therapy-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and potentially also for ...

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Meta-analysis of Big Five personality traits in autism spectrum disorder.

Related Articles Meta-analysis of Big Five personality traits in autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2018 Apr 01;:1362361318766571 Authors: Lodi-Smith J, Rodgers JD, Cunningham SA, Lopata C, Thomeer ML Abstract The present meta-analysis synthesizes the emerging literature on the relationship of Big Five personality traits to autism spectrum disorder. Studies were included if they (1) either (a) ...

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Implicit learning seems to come naturally for children with autism, but not for children with specific language impairment: Evidence from behavioral and ERP data.

Related Articles Implicit learning seems to come naturally for children with autism, but not for children with specific language impairment: Evidence from behavioral and ERP data. Autism Res. 2018 Apr 20;: Authors: Zwart FS, Vissers CTWM, Kessels RPC, Maes JHR Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific language impairment (SLI) are two neurodevelopmental disorders characterized ...

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Using an abbreviated assessment to identify effective error-correction procedures for individual learners during discrete-trial instruction.

Related Articles Using an abbreviated assessment to identify effective error-correction procedures for individual learners during discrete-trial instruction. J Appl Behav Anal. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Carroll RA, Owsiany J, Cheatham JM Abstract Previous research comparing the effectiveness of error-correction procedures has involved lengthy assessments that may not be practical in applied settings. We used an ...

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High Risk for Severe Emotional Dysregulation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Study.

Related Articles High Risk for Severe Emotional Dysregulation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Joshi G, Wozniak J, Fitzgerald M, Faraone S, Fried R, Galdo M, Furtak SL, Conroy K, Kilcullen JR, Belser A, Biederman J Abstract To assess prevalence and severity ...

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The Relationship Between Sensorimotor and Handwriting Performance in Chinese Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Related Articles The Relationship Between Sensorimotor and Handwriting Performance in Chinese Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Li-Tsang CWP, Li TMH, Ho CHY, Lau MSW, Leung HWH Abstract Impaired sensorimotor control, as a common feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), could be a driving factor to handwriting problems. ...

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The CPT1a inhibitor, etomoxir induces severe oxidative stress at commonly used concentrations.

Related Articles The CPT1a inhibitor, etomoxir induces severe oxidative stress at commonly used concentrations. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 19;8(1):6289 Authors: O’Connor RS, Guo L, Ghassemi S, Snyder NW, Worth AJ, Weng L, Kam Y, Philipson B, Trefely S, Nunez-Cruz S, Blair IA, June CH, Milone MC Abstract Etomoxir (ETO) is a widely used small-molecule inhibitor ...

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Paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants are associated with autism.

Related Articles Paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants are associated with autism. Science. 2018 Apr 20;360(6386):327-331 Authors: Brandler WM, Antaki D, Gujral M, Kleiber ML, Whitney J, Maile MS, Hong O, Chapman TR, Tan S, Tandon P, Pang T, Tang SC, Vaux KK, Yang Y, Harrington E, Juul S, Turner DJ, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Kaur G, Wang ...

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Acetyl-CoA promotes glioblastoma cell adhesion and migration through Ca2+-NFAT signaling.

Related Articles Acetyl-CoA promotes glioblastoma cell adhesion and migration through Ca2+-NFAT signaling. Genes Dev. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Lee JV, Berry CT, Kim K, Sen P, Kim T, Carrer A, Trefely S, Zhao S, Fernandez S, Barney LE, Schwartz AD, Peyton SR, Snyder NW, Berger SL, Freedman BD, Wellen KE Abstract The metabolite acetyl-coenzyme A ...

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Auto-immune disorders in a child with PIK3CD variant and 22q13 deletion.

Related Articles Auto-immune disorders in a child with PIK3CD variant and 22q13 deletion. Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Apr 16;: Authors: Kiyota K, Yoshiura KI, Houbara R, Miyahara H, Korematsu S, Ihara K Abstract 22q13 deletion syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the deletion or disruption of the segment of the long arm of ...

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The role of genetic variation of human metabolism for BMI, mental traits and mental disorders.

Related Articles The role of genetic variation of human metabolism for BMI, mental traits and mental disorders. Mol Metab. 2018 Apr 03;: Authors: Hebebrand J, Peters T, Schijven D, Hebebrand M, Grasemann C, Winkler TW, Heid IM, Antel J, Föcker M, Tegeler L, Brauner L, Adan RAH, Luykx JJ, Correll CU, König IR, Hinney A, ...

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Thalamic Reticular Dysfunction as a Circuit Endophenotype in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Related Articles Thalamic Reticular Dysfunction as a Circuit Endophenotype in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Neuron. 2018 Apr 18;98(2):282-295 Authors: Krol A, Wimmer RD, Halassa MM, Feng G Abstract Diagnoses of behavioral disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia are based on symptomatic descriptions that have been difficult to connect to mechanism. Although psychiatric genetics provide insight ...

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The Effects of Conducting a Functional Analysis on Problem Behavior in Other Settings: A Descriptive Study on Potential Interaction Effects.

Related Articles The Effects of Conducting a Functional Analysis on Problem Behavior in Other Settings: A Descriptive Study on Potential Interaction Effects. Behav Modif. 2017 Sep;41(5):609-625 Authors: Call NA, Reavis AR, Clark SB, Parks NA, Cariveau T, Muething CS Abstract It has been suggested that reinforcing problem behavior during functional analyses (FAs) may raise ethical ...

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The development of autistic social traits across childhood and adolescence in males and females.

Related Articles The development of autistic social traits across childhood and adolescence in males and females. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Mandy W, Pellicano L, St Pourcain B, Skuse D, Heron J Abstract BACKGROUND: Autism is a dimensional condition, representing the extreme end of a continuum of social competence that extends throughout ...

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Effects of a Care Coordination Intervention with Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Their Families.

Related Articles Effects of a Care Coordination Intervention with Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Their Families. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Apr 17;: Authors: McAllister JW, McNally Keehn R, Rodgers R, Mpofu PB, Monahan PO, Lock TM Abstract : Care coordination is integral to improving the health of children and families. Using a Shared Plan ...

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Effects of SYN1Q555X mutation on cortical gray matter microstructure.

Related Articles Effects of SYN1Q555X mutation on cortical gray matter microstructure. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Apr 19;: Authors: Cabana JF, Gilbert G, Létourneau-Guillon L, Safi D, Rouleau I, Cossette P, Nguyen DK Abstract A new Q555X mutation on the SYN1 gene was recently found in several members of a family segregating dyslexia, epilepsy, and autism ...

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Metacognitive monitoring and the hypercorrection effect in autism and the general population: Relation to autism(-like) traits and mindreading.

Related Articles Metacognitive monitoring and the hypercorrection effect in autism and the general population: Relation to autism(-like) traits and mindreading. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):259-270 Authors: Williams DM, Bergström Z, Grainger C Abstract Among neurotypical adults, errors made with high confidence (i.e. errors a person strongly believed they would not make) are corrected more reliably than errors ...

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Short Play and Communication Evaluation: Teachers’ assessment of core social communication and play skills with young children with autism.

Related Articles Short Play and Communication Evaluation: Teachers’ assessment of core social communication and play skills with young children with autism. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):299-310 Authors: Shire SY, Shih W, Chang YC, Kasari C Abstract Children with autism spectrum disorder experience delays in the development of nonverbal social communication gestures to request and to share (joint ...

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Differences in praxis performance and receptive language during fingerspelling between deaf children with and without autism spectrum disorder.

Related Articles Differences in praxis performance and receptive language during fingerspelling between deaf children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):271-282 Authors: Bhat AN, Srinivasan SM, Woxholdt C, Shield A Abstract Children with autism spectrum disorder present with a variety of social communication deficits such as atypicalities in social gaze and verbal and ...

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Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders in Germany: Time trends in administrative prevalence and diagnostic stability.

Related Articles Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders in Germany: Time trends in administrative prevalence and diagnostic stability. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):283-290 Authors: Bachmann CJ, Gerste B, Hoffmann F Abstract For Germany, no data on trends in autism spectrum disorder diagnoses are available. The primary aim of this study was to establish the time trends in the ...

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Theory of mind in children with and without autism spectrum disorder: Associations with the sibling constellation.

Related Articles Theory of mind in children with and without autism spectrum disorder: Associations with the sibling constellation. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):311-321 Authors: Matthews NL, Goldberg WA Abstract The two prior studies that have examined associations between the sibling constellation and theory of mind in autism spectrum disorder yielded discrepant findings. Thus, efforts to better understand ...

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The Autism Parent Screen for Infants: Predicting risk of autism spectrum disorder based on parent-reported behavior observed at 6-24 months of age.

Related Articles The Autism Parent Screen for Infants: Predicting risk of autism spectrum disorder based on parent-reported behavior observed at 6-24 months of age. Autism. 2018 Apr;22(3):322-334 Authors: Sacrey LR, Bryson S, Zwaigenbaum L, Brian J, Smith IM, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Vaillancourt T, Roncadin C, Garon N Abstract This study examined whether a novel parent-report ...

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Autism Spectrum Symptomatology in Children with Williams Syndrome Who Have Phrase Speech or Fluent Language.

Related Articles Autism Spectrum Symptomatology in Children with Williams Syndrome Who Have Phrase Speech or Fluent Language. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Apr 18;: Authors: Klein-Tasman BP, van der Fluit F, Mervis CB Abstract To characterize autism spectrum-related symptomatology in children with Williams syndrome (WS) with phrase speech or fluent language, the Autism Diagnostic Observation ...

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Children Facial Expression Production: Influence of Age, Gender, Emotion Subtype, Elicitation Condition and Culture.

Related Articles Children Facial Expression Production: Influence of Age, Gender, Emotion Subtype, Elicitation Condition and Culture. Front Psychol. 2018;9:446 Authors: Grossard C, Chaby L, Hun S, Pellerin H, Bourgeois J, Dapogny A, Ding H, Serret S, Foulon P, Chetouani M, Chen L, Bailly K, Grynszpan O, Cohen D Abstract The production of facial expressions (FEs) ...

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ASD Is Not DLI: Individuals With Autism and Individuals With Syntactic DLI Show Similar Performance Level in Syntactic Tasks, but Different Error Patterns.

Related Articles ASD Is Not DLI: Individuals With Autism and Individuals With Syntactic DLI Show Similar Performance Level in Syntactic Tasks, but Different Error Patterns. Front Psychol. 2018;9:279 Authors: Sukenik N, Friedmann N Abstract Do individuals with autism have a developmental syntactic impairment, DLI (formerly known as SLI)? In this study we directly compared the ...

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Altered Gene-Regulatory Function of KDM5C by a Novel Mutation Associated With Autism and Intellectual Disability.

Related Articles Altered Gene-Regulatory Function of KDM5C by a Novel Mutation Associated With Autism and Intellectual Disability. Front Mol Neurosci. 2018;11:104 Authors: Vallianatos CN, Farrehi C, Friez MJ, Burmeister M, Keegan CE, Iwase S Abstract Intellectual disability (ID) affects up to 2% of the population world-wide and often coincides with other neurological conditions such as ...

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Diet: the keystone of autism spectrum disorder?

Related Articles Diet: the keystone of autism spectrum disorder? Nutr Neurosci. 2018 Apr 19;:1-15 Authors: Peretti S, Mariano M, Mazzocchetti C, Mazza M, Pino MC, Verrotti Di Pianella A, Valenti M Abstract Children with autism are characterized by an impairment of social interaction and repetitive patterns of behaviour. Autism is a heterogeneous span of disorders ...