Alterations of prolyl endopeptidase activity in the plasma of children with autistic spectrum disorders
- Effectiveness of pivotal response treatment on communicative and behavioral disorder of 8-12 years-old autistic boys. Salemi Khamene, A.; Ghahari, Sh.; Soltanlou, M.; Darabi, J. // Journal of Gorgan University of Medical Sciences;Spring2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p6
Background and Objective: Autism is one the most disturbing neurodevelopmental disorders associated with any kinds of communicative problems and physical objects. This study was done to evaluate the effectiveness of pivotal response treatment on communicative and behavioral disorder of 8-12...
- Subtle Executive Impairment in Children with Autism and Children with ADHD. Goldberg, M.; Mostofsky, S. H.; Cutting, L. E.; Mahone, E. M.; Astor, B. C.; Denckla, M. B.; Landa, R. J. // Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders;Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p279
Background: The executive functions of inhibition, planning, flexible shifting of actions, and working memory are commonly reported to be impaired in neurodevelopmental disorders. Method: We compared these abilities in children (8â€“12 years) with high functioning autism (HFA, n = 17),...
- Issues and Trends in Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Weaver, Betsy; Hersey, Miranda // Exceptional Parent;Apr2002, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p20
Provides information on the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Diagnosis; Treatment approaches to use; Shortage of qualified care providers.
- All About Autism. Klein, Melissa // Current Health 2;Oct2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p26
The article focuses on the increase in the prevalence of the developmental disorder Autism, which according to the U.S. government statistics is one in 150 8-year-olds.
- Visually cued instruction for children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Quill, Kathleen Ann // Focus on Autistic Behavior;Aug95, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p10
Summarizes instructional strategies that take into account the cognitive processes and social-communicative differences that underlie autism and pervasive developmental disorders. Theoretical rationale for visually cued instruction; Intervention issues; Examples of pictographic and written...
- Can kids be a little autistic? Dreisbach, Shaun // Parenting School Years;Aug2010, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p44
The article discusses a research study which shows that for every child who is diagnosed to have autism there is one other who is not found to have the disorder.
- Journey Into Autism. Collins, Abby Ward; Collins, Sibley J. // Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p20
Discusses a case of autism from a mother's account. Fertility problem and prescribed medicine; Signs of autism that she missed through 18 months; Result of the baby's 24-month checkup and some observations on his abilities; Confirmation of preliminary impression of autism; How the mother coped...
- The Grief Cycle--One Parent's Trip Around. Boushey, Ann // Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p27
Discusses the experiences of a mother of a boy with high-functioning autism, as she learns to accept her son's differences. Initial reaction upon the discovery of the problem; Understanding the grief cycle of acceptance from the denial stage to bargaining; Acceptance and hope.
- Daniel's Mom. Palazzo, Judy // Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities;Spring2001, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p31
Discusses the experiences of a professional behavioral therapist who has a child with pervasive developmental disorder. Inconsistent diagnoses from professionals; Prescription of intensive behavior management in dealing with the child's behavioral problems; How active participation has helped...