Autism

Participation of Children with and without Disabilities in Social, Recreational and Leisure Activities

Background  One method of promoting children’s friendship development is through activity participation with peers. However, children with disabilities seem to engage in fewer of these activities, and when they do participate often do so primarily with adults.

Materials and Methods  This study compared activity participation and friendship in typically developing (TD) children (= 90), children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD; = 65), and children with an intellectual disability (= 30) between the ages of 5 and 17 years. Parents completed a questionnaire about their child’s participation in ...

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Dynamic mapping of human cortical development during childhood through early adulthood

We report the dynamic anatomical sequence of human cortical gray matter development between the age of 4–21 years using quantitative four-dimensional maps and time-lapse sequences. Thirteen healthy children for whom anatomic brain MRI scans were obtained every 2 years, for 8–10 years, were studied. By using models of the cortical surface and sulcal landmarks and a statistical model for gray matter density, human cortical development could be visualized across the age range in a spatiotemporally detailed time-lapse sequence. The resulting ...

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Benefits of Sensory Motor Integration Therapy for Autism

Sensory integration therapy is one considered helpful as part of a multidisciplinary approach to autism spectrum disorders, some types of learning disabilities, and sensory hypersensitivity in general. This article gives an overview of the philosophy behind sensory integration therapy.

 

Benefits of Sensory Motor Integration Therapy for Autism

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4 Easy Teaching Tips for Autism Children

I love to tweet parenting tips and I love it even more when someone comments on them or asks for additional tips.

I received a request the other day from someone who wanted to know if I could expand upon the following tip I tweeted a few weeks ago ...

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