Several studies have examined the cognitive profile of people with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (IQ > 70), and its relationship with the symptoms of ASD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV). However, no data exist on the similarities or differences in this profile in less affluent countries. The present study examined the cognitive profile and its relationship with the symptoms of ASD and ADHD in 30 subjects aged 6–16 years with high-functioning ASD and compared the results with those of 30 typically developing (TD) subjects. In line with previous research findings, the WISC-IV cognitive profile analysis of subjects with high-functioning ASD showed a good competence in Matrix Reasoning and weaknesses in Comprehension, but the main distinguishing point was the competence in processing speed in both groups. In the present study, the Verbal Comprehension Index correlated negatively with the
Table of Contents:. 1. Key Insights. 2. Executive Summary of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemiology Overview at a Glance. 4. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disease Background and Overview. 5. Epidemiology and Patient Population. 6. Case Reports. 7. Country Wise-Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 8. Appendix. 9. DelveInsight Capabilities. 10. Disclaimer. 11. About DelveInsight. Related Reports:. Autism Spectrum Disorders Market. DelveInsights Autism Spectrum Disorders-Market Insights, Epidemiology, and Market Forecast-2030 report delivers an in-depth understanding of the 7MM, historical and forecasted epidemiology as well as the 7MM market trends in the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom), Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Insight, 2021 report by DelveInsight outlines comprehensive insights of present clinical development scenarios and growth prospects across the Autism Spectrum Disorders ...
Table of Contents:. 1. Key Insights. 2. Executive Summary of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemiology Overview at a Glance. 4. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disease Background and Overview. 5. Epidemiology and Patient Population. 6. Case Reports. 7. Country Wise-Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 8. Appendix. 9. DelveInsight Capabilities. 10. Disclaimer. 11. About DelveInsight. Related Reports:. Autism Spectrum Disorders Market. DelveInsights Autism Spectrum Disorders-Market Insights, Epidemiology, and Market Forecast-2030 report delivers an in-depth understanding of the 7MM, historical and forecasted epidemiology as well as the 7MM market trends in the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom), Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Insight, 2021 report by DelveInsight outlines comprehensive insights of present clinical development scenarios and growth prospects across the Autism Spectrum Disorders ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (As defined by a gold standard measure for ASD diagnosis: the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Autism Diagnostic Interview, and/or the minimum Arkansas state requirement for autism classification, as defined by a consensus diagnosis of ASD by a medical doctor, speech pathologist, and psychologist.). In an event where sufficient diagnostic information is lacking, and the PI believes that the clients meet all other inclusion criteria and a prospective diagnosis of an ASD is clinically warranted, and a formal diagnosis is scheduled to occur within a reasonable time frame from the date of study entry, then the client may be considered as potentially eligible ...
Diagnosis is most commonly made between the ages of four and eleven.[1] A comprehensive assessment involves a multidisciplinary team[2][7][61] that observes across multiple settings,[1] and includes neurological and genetic assessment as well as tests for cognition, psychomotor function, verbal and nonverbal strengths and weaknesses, style of learning, and skills for independent living.[7] The current gold standard in diagnosing ASDs combines clinical judgment with the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)-a semistructured parent interview-and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)-a conversation and play-based interview with the child.[4] Delayed or mistaken diagnosis can be traumatic for individuals and families; for example, misdiagnosis can lead to medications that worsen behavior.[61][62] Many children with AS are initially misdiagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1] Diagnosing adults is more challenging, as standard diagnostic criteria are ...
Autism is a complex biological disorder that generally lasts throughout a persons life. It starts before age three and causes delays or problems with many different ways in which a person develops or grows. Some people with autism become very aggressive and can hurt others or themselves. This study will test the hypothesis that aggressive autistic adolescents will show a significantly greater response to valproate maintained at blood levels of 75-100 mcg/ml than to placebo. The study will also assess the safety of valproate in autistic adolescents. This represents the first double-blind study of valproate in mentally retarded/developmentally delayed populations.. Participants in this study will undergo DSM-IV evaluation, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, and baseline blood tests. After baseline screening, all participants will be given a placebo for 1 week. Participants will then be randomized to receive either valproate or placebo for 8 weeks. ...
This study examined the effect of demographic factors on Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) scores in children aged 30-68 months. Diagnoses of ASD were made after a gold standard evaluation that included the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), and the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R). The relationship of demographic variables to SCQ scores was compared in two source populations: (a) children recruited from clinical and educational sources serving children who have ASD or other developmental disorders (CE) and (b) children recruited from birth certificates to represent the general population (BC). The impact of the demographic variables-child sex, child age, maternal language, maternal ethnicity, maternal education, maternal race, and household income-on total SCQ score were studied to examine their impact on the SCQs performance. Demographic factors predicting the SCQ total score were used to generate ROCs. Factors that had a significant influence on SCQ performance ...
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the most recent nomenclature for developmental disorders characterized by persistently impaired social interaction and communication, with stereotypic behavior [1]. These have previously been also referred to as Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) or Autism [2]. Western literature reports the prevalence of PDD in children as 0.67-1.2% [3,4]. According to a multicentric Indian community study, it is 0.8 - 1.3% in 2- to 9-year-old children [5]. Early identification of Autism is invaluable as timely intervention is known to improve outcomes [6]. Current standard protocols of evaluation recommend satisfying diagnostic criteria of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), followed by qualitative assessment with internationally validated instruments [1,2,7,8]. These include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generalized (ADOS-G), Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), and Childhood ...
Sometimes new drivers, including teens with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD), have a hard time visually detecting critical items and anticipating a needed response to objects and other traffic indicators of a potentially hazardous situation. These critical items include traffic signs such as speed limit, stop and yield signs, as well as crosswalk and pavement markings that alert drivers to possible pedestrian traffic. In addition, novice drivers may also be unaware of other drivers break lights and turn signals that would require a response. Research has shown that the detection of these items and other skills required for safe driving, can be improved through driving-related computerized training programs.. This research study is being done to test the benefits of a computerized training program for drivers education students to see if it improves perception of these important traffic indicators for novice drivers, particularly those with high functioning autism spectrum ...
Messinger et al. found a 3.18 odds ratio of male to female ASD recurrence in 1241 prospectively followed high-risk (HR) siblings. Among high-risk siblings (with and without ASD), as well as among 583 low-risk controls, girls exhibited higher performance on the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, as well as lower restricted and repetitive behavior severity scores on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) than boys. That is, female-favoring sex differences in developmental performance and autism traits were evident among low-risk and non-ASD high-risk children, as well as those with ASD. Constantino (Mol Autism) suggests that sex differences in categorical ASD outcomes in Messinger et al. should be understood as a female protective effect. We are receptive to Constantinos (Mol Autism) suggestion, and propose that quantitative sex differences in autism-related features are keys to understanding this female protective effect ...
Anxiety may exacerbate interpersonal difficulties and contribute to secondary behavioral problems in adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). This study was conducted to ass
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically linked, neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments within the social-communication domain and the presence of stereotyped and repetitive interests or behaviors. While previously referring to a group of pervasive developmental disorders (autism, Aspergers disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), ASD now serves as an umbrella term where severity levels are assigned. ASD is characteristically heterogeneous; that is, manifestation of impairments can vary greatly. For example, nonverbal IQ can range from meeting criteria for severe intellectual disability to within or above the normal range. While language impairment is not a diagnostic criterion for autism, deficits in language are often found-although heterogeneity is again pervasive. While some children with ASD acquire language comparable to typically developing (TD) peers, approximately 25 percent remain minimally verbal, never acquiring functional ...
Research suggests an overrepresentation of autism spectrum diagnoses (ASD) or autistic traits in gender diverse samples, particularly in children and adolescents. Using data from the GENTLE (GENder identiTy Longitudinal Experience) Cohort at the Gender Diversity Service at the Perth Children’s Hospital, the primary objective of the current retrospective chart review was to explore psychopathology and quality of life in gender diverse children with co-occurring ASD relative to gender diverse children and adolescents without ASD. The Social Responsiveness Scale (Second Edition) generates a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) score indicating a likely clinical ASD diagnosis, which was used to partition participants into two groups (indicated ASD, n = 19) (no ASD indicated, n = 60). Indicated ASD was far higher than would be expected compared to general population estimates. Indicated ASD on the Social Responsiveness Scale 2 (SRS 2) was also a significant predictor of
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anxiety in 3- to 7-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder seeking treatment for disruptive behavior. AU - Sukhodolsky, Denis G.. AU - Lecavalier, Luc. AU - Johnson, Cynthia. AU - Smith, Tristram. AU - Swiezy, Naomi. AU - Bearss, Karen. AU - Kalvin, Carla B.. AU - Scahill, Lawrence. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Anxiety is a common and impairing problem in children with autism spectrum disorder, but little is known about it in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. This article reports on the characteristics of anxiety symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorder using a parent-completed rating scale. One hundred and eighty children (age 3-7 years) participated in a clinical trial of parent training for disruptive behaviors. Anxiety was measured as part of pre-treatment subject characterization with 16 items from the Early Childhood Inventory, a parent-completed scale on child psychiatric symptoms. Parents also completed other measures of ...
OBJECTIVES. We sought to examine the health care experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder and the impact of autism spectrum disorder on the family and to assess whether having a medical home is associated with less family impact.. METHODS. We used the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs to compare 2088 children with special health care needs, aged 3 to 17 years, reported by their parents to have autism spectrum disorder, with children with special health care needs with other emotional, developmental, or behavioral problems (excluding autism spectrum disorder; n = 9534) and 26751 other children with special health care needs. We used weighted logistic regression to examine unmet needs for specific health care and support services, delayed care, no usual care source or personal physician, difficulty receiving referrals, and financial, employment, or time problems because of childs care.. RESULTS. Nationally, an estimated 535000 children have ...
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
The CDC web site introduces Autism Spectrum Disorders with some basic autism facts, including facts about Autistic Disorder and Intellectual Disability, which are being ignored by the American Psychiatric Association in its proposed revisions to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (which will now formally be called Autism Spectrum Disorder) section of the DSM-5. One simple, but very important, fact which the APA will hide is the fact that many people with Aut
Please join us for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences colloquium. Malleability of Social Cognition and Communication Development in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from an Early Intervention Study, Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Dr. Landa is a speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings. Dr. Landa has consulted with schools and families on an international level to establish state-of-the-science educational programming for children with autism spectrum disorders.. Research: Dr. Landas research has focused on neuropsychological, learning and communication processes in autism across the lifespan. She was the principal investigator of an NIH STARRT Center of Excellence, through which she developed and defined the evidence-base for the Early Achievements intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. She has pioneered research aimed at ...
When accessibility specialist Jamie Penner started at the University of Manitoba in 2009, a series of eye-opening client meetings made him reconsider how the institution was accommodating students with an autism spectrum disorder. One of my first students on the spectrum had a course in ancient history covering some battle. I asked him what the lectures were like and he really only could remember or focus on the fact that they used a certain weapon in the battles. He was paying attention, he was listening, but he got so sidetracked, Mr. Penner recalls.. Autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, are neurobiological conditions that affect various systems in the body and impact brain development. The severity of that impact differs from person to person, which means there isnt a standard case and symptoms cover a range (which is why autism is said to exist on a spectrum). Generally, people with an autism spectrum disorder may struggle with communication, socializing, and the intensity and scope of ...
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Despite the rising interest in intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, the extent to which interventions are effective on gross motor outcomes is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of different intervention approaches on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder using meta-analysis. A total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria for quantitative analysis. Pre- and posttest means and SDs were extracted to calculate effect sizes. Potential moderator variables were chosen based on important intervention characteristics. The results suggest that interventions have a large effect on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder (δ = 0.99, SE = 0.19, p , .001, 95% confidence interval [0.62, 1.36]). The interventions that were 16 total hours or longer had a significantly larger effect than those less than 16 hr. In addition, the interventions in experimental settings had significantly larger effects than ...
2021. Chae, WR, Metz, S, Pantazidis, P, Dziobek, I, Hellmann-Regen, J, Wingenfeld, K, Otte, C. (2021). Effects of glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity on implicit and explicit facial emotion recognition in healthy young men. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1-7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253890.2021.1908255. Tebartz van Elst, L, Fangmeier, T, Schaller, UM, Hennig, O, Kieser, M, Koelkebeck, K, Kuepper, C, Roessner, V, Wildgruber, D, Dziobek, I. (2021). FASTER and SCOTT&EVA trainings for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 22(1), 261. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05205-9. Drimalla, H, Baskow, I, Behnia, B, Roepke, S, & Dziobek, I. (2021). Imitation and recognition of facial emotions in autism: a computer vision approach. Molecular autism, 12(1), 27. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-021-00430-0. Holland, AC, OConnell, G, Dziobek, I. (2021). Facial mimicry, empathy, and emotion ...
The purpose of this study is to provide a microanalysis of differences in adaptive functioning seen between well-matched groups of school-aged
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Perspective Biological Markers for Autism Spectrum Disorders. T2 - Advantages of the Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves in Evaluating Marker Sensitivity and Specificity. AU - Abruzzo, Provvidenza M.. AU - Ghezzo, Alessandro. AU - Bolotta, Alessandra. AU - Ferreri, Carla. AU - Minguzzi, Renato. AU - Vignini, Arianna. AU - Visconti, Paola. AU - Marini, Marina. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders. Recognized causes of ASD include genetic factors, metabolic diseases, toxic and environmental factors, and a combination of these. Available tests fail to recognize genetic abnormalities in about 70% of ASD children, where diagnosis is solely based on behavioral signs and symptoms, which are difficult to evaluate in very young children. Although it is advisable that specific psychotherapeutic and pedagogic interventions are initiated as early as possible, early diagnosis is hampered by the lack of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prenatal exposure to fever is associated with autism spectrum disorder in the boston birth cohort. AU - Brucato, Martha. AU - Ladd-Acosta, Christine Marie. AU - Li, Mengying. AU - Caruso, Deanna. AU - Hong, Xiumei. AU - Kaczaniuk, Jamie. AU - Stuart, Elizabeth. AU - Fallin, Daniele Daniele. AU - Wang, Xiaobin. PY - 2017/11/1. Y1 - 2017/11/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is phenotypically and etiologically heterogeneous, with evidence for genetic and environmental contributions to disease risk. Research has focused on the prenatal period as a time where environmental exposures are likely to influence risk for ASD. Epidemiological studies have shown significant associations between prenatal exposure to maternal immune activation (MIA), caused by infections and fever, and ASD. However, due to differences in study design and exposure measurements no consistent patterns have emerged revealing specific times or type of MIA exposure that are most important to ASD risk. No prior ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differential monocyte responses to TLR ligands in children with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Enstrom, Amanda M.. AU - Onore, Charity E.. AU - Van de Water, Judith A. AU - Ashwood, Paul. PY - 2010/1. Y1 - 2010/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairment in social interactions, communication deficits, and restricted repetitive interests and behaviors. Recent evidence has suggested that impairments of innate immunity may play an important role in ASD. To test this hypothesis, we isolated peripheral blood monocytes from 17 children with ASD and 16 age-matched typically developing (TD) controls and stimulated these cell cultures in vitro with distinct toll-like receptors (TLR) ligands: TLR 2 (lipoteichoic acid; LTA), TLR 3 (poly I:C), TLR 4 (lipopolysaccharide; LPS), TLR 5 (flagellin), and TLR 9 (CpG-B). Supernatants were harvested from the cell cultures and pro-inflammatory cytokine responses for IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNFα, MCP-1, and GM-CSF were ...
Purpose : The aim of this study was to compare retinal thicknesses and vascular parameters between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical (NT) individuals. Methods : 14 eyes of 14 high-functioning ASD subjects and 14 eyes of 14 age- and sex-matched NT participants underwent 4 scans with the device Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 (Zeiss): macular cube, optic nerve cube, macular and optic nerve head (ONH) OCT angiography (OCT-A). Concerning OCT, thickness of full retina in 9 sectors of macular ETDRS pattern and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) in 4 quadrants and 12 clock-hour sectors were considered. Vessel density and capillary perfusion density in 9 sectors were measured using macular OCT-A. ONH OCT-A estimated perfusion density and flux index in 4 peripapillary quadrants. Comparions between groups of these parameters were performed using U Mann-Whitney test. Results : ASD subjects showed higher ONH perfusion density and lower ONH flux index at the inferior quadrant when compared with ...
OBJECTIVES: The reported increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attendant health and family impact make monitoring of ASD prevalence a public health priority.. METHODS: The prevalence of parent-reported diagnosis of ASD among US children aged 3 to 17 years was estimated from the 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (sample size: 78037). A child was considered to have ASD if a parent/guardian reported that a doctor or other health care provider had ever said that the child had ASD and that the child currently had the condition. The point-prevalence for ASD was calculated for those children meeting both criteria. We examined sociodemographic factors associated with current ASD and with a past (but not current) ASD diagnosis. The health care experiences for children in both ASD groups were explored.. RESULTS: The weighted current ASD point-prevalence was 110 per 10,000. We estimate that 673,000 US children have ASD. Odds of having ASD were 4 times as large for boys than ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transitive inference in adults with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Friedman, Marjorie Solomon. AU - Frank, Michael J.. AU - Smith, Anne C.. AU - Ly, Stanford. AU - Carter, Cameron S. PY - 2011/9. Y1 - 2011/9. N2 - Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) exhibit intact rote learning with impaired generalization. A transitive inference paradigm, involving training on four sequentially presented stimulus pairs containing overlapping items, with subsequent testing on two novel pairs, was used to investigate this pattern of learning in 27 young adults with ASDs and 31 matched neurotypical individuals (TYPs). On the basis of findings about memory and neuropathology, we hypothesized that individuals with ASDs would use a relational flexibility/conjunctive strategy reliant on an intact hippocampus, versus an associative strength/value transfer strategy requiring intact interactions between the prefrontal cortex and the striatum. Hypotheses were largely confirmed. ASDs ...
A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the number of U.S. children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) at approximately 1 million. This represents a significant increase from estimates just a few years earlier.. The CDC report, Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, uses 2008 data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, covering 337,093 children age 8 years or over in order to map the prevalence rates of ASDs and the characteristics of children diagnosed with an ASD.. The reports findings include:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Emotion recognition of static and dynamic faces in autism spectrum disorder. AU - Enticott, Peter Gregory. AU - Kennedy, Hayley Ann. AU - Johnston, Patrick James. AU - Rinehart, Nicole Joan. AU - Tonge, Bruce John. AU - Taffe, John Raymond. AU - Fitzgerald, Paul Bernard. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - There is substantial evidence for facial emotion recognition (FER) deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extent of this impairment, however, remains unclear, and there is some suggestion that clinical groups might benefit from the use of dynamic rather than static images. High-functioning individuals with ASD (n = 36) and typically developing controls (n = 36) completed a computerised FER task involving static and dynamic expressions of the six basic emotions. The ASD group showed poorer overall performance in identifying anger and disgust and were disadvantaged by dynamic (relative to static) stimuli when presented with sad expressions. Among both groups, however, dynamic ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of age and symptomatology on cortical thickness in autism spectrum disorders. AU - Doyle-Thomas, Krissy A.R.. AU - Duerden, Emma G.. AU - Taylor, Margot J.. AU - Lerch, Jason P.. AU - Soorya, Latha V.. AU - Wang, A. Ting. AU - Fan, Jin. AU - Hollander, Eric. AU - Anagnostou, Evdokia. PY - 2013/1/1. Y1 - 2013/1/1. N2 - Several brain regions show structural and functional abnormalities in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but the developmental trajectory of abnormalities in these structures and how they may relate to social and communicative impairments are still unclear. We assessed the effects of age on cortical thickness in individuals with ASD, between the ages of 7 and 39 years in comparison to typically developing controls. Additionally, we examined differences in cortical thickness in relation to symptomatology in the ASD group, and their association with age. Analyses were conducted using a general linear model, controlling for sex. Social and ...
Automated Classification of Gait Abnormalities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Based on Kinematic Data, Che Zawiyah Che Hasan, Rozita Jailani, Nooritawati Md Tahir, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a permanent neurological disorder that can
Glutathione has a wide range of functions; it is an endogenous anti-oxidant and plays a key role in the maintenance of intracellular redox balance and detoxification of xenobiotics. Several studies have indicated that children with autism spectrum disorders may have altered glutathione metabolism which could play a key role in the condition. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was conducted of studies examining metabolites, interventions and/or genes of the glutathione metabolism pathways i.e. the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autism spectrum disorders. Thirty nine studies were included in the review comprising an in vitro study, thirty two metabolite and/or co-factor studies, six intervention studies and six studies with genetic data as well as eight studies examining enzyme activity. The review found evidence for the involvement of the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autistic disorder is sufficiently consistent, particularly with respect to the
Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbearable suffering without prospect of improvement; (c) informing the patient; (d) lack of a reasonable alternative; (e) independent second physicians opinion. Unbearable suffering must have a medical basis, either somatic or psychiatric, but there is no requirement of limited life expectancy. All EAS cases must be reported and are scrutinised by regional review committees (RTE). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any particular difficulties arise when the EAS due care criteria are applied to patients with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. The 416 case summaries available on the RTE website (2012-2016) were searched for intellectual disability (6) and autism spectrum disorder (3). Direct content analysis was used on these nine cases. Assessment of
PRIORITIZING THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. NAA- NY Metro Chapter November, 2008 Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., N CC Executive Director Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) www.devdelay.org [email protected] 800- 497- 0944. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD). Slideshow 70563 by PamelaLan
Autism spectrum disorder can produce different clinical outcomes in young children, with some having strong conversation abilities and others not talking at all. A Neuron study reveals at the first signs of possible autism in infants and toddlers, neural activity in language-sensitive brain regions is already similar to normal in those autism spectrum disorder toddlers who eventually go on to develop good language ability but nearly absent in those who later have a poor language outcome.
The National Autistic Society, SAGE Publications. Utilizing surveillance data from five sites participating in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, we investigated contributions of surveillance subject and census tract population sociodemographic characteristics on variation in autism spectrum disorder ascertainment and prevalence estimates from 2000 to 2008 using ordinal hierarchical models for 2489 tracts. Multivariable analyses showed a significant increase in ascertainment of autism spectrum disorder cases through both school and health sources, the optimal ascertainment scenario, for cases with college-educated mothers (adjusted odds ratio = 1.06, 95% confidence interval = 1.02-1.09). Results from our examination of sociodemographic factors of tract populations from which cases were drawn also showed that after controlling for other covariates, statistical significance remained for associations between optimal ascertainment and percentage of Hispanic residents ...
There are many famous people throughout history that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder a
Holiday Tips & Tips for Travel for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism Speaks) - The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the...
New research has linked an expectant mothers exposure to chemical pesticides with an increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.. The associations were stronger when mothers were exposed during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, and that about one-third of the participants whose children were born with autism spectrum disorders lived within the 1 mile radius of commercial farming operations.. This University of California Davis MIND Institute study, published in Julys issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, validates the results of earlier studies linking autism with prenatal agricultural chemical exposure in California.. The study, led by principal investigator Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a MIND Institute researcher and professor and vice chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis, includes families with children between 2 and 5 years old diagnosed with autism or developmental delay or with atypical development.. If it were my family, I ...
Describes the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), a revision of the Autism Diagnostic Interview, a semistructured, investigator-based interview for caregivers of children and adults for whom autism or pervasive developmental disorders is a possible diagnosis. The revised interview has been …
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Sleep patterns in children with autistic spectrum disorders. T2 - a prospective cohort study. AU - Humphreys, Joanna S. AU - Gringras, Paul. AU - Blair, Peter S. AU - Scott, Nicola. AU - Henderson, John. AU - Fleming, Peter J. AU - Emond, Alan M. PY - 2014/2. Y1 - 2014/2. N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate longitudinal sleep patterns in children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs).STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study using Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, an English cohort born in 1991-1992. Parental reports of sleep duration were collected by questionnaires at 8 time points from 6 months to 11 years. Children with an ASD diagnosis at age 11 years (n=73) were identified from health and education records.RESULTS: From aged 30 months to 11 years old, children with ASD slept for 17-43 min less each day than contemporary controls. No significant difference in total sleep duration was found in infancy, but from 30 months of age children with ASD slept less than ...
Create digital lessons using the best online material for free. Guide quick students through more difficult pathways. Track your students progress using real-time statistics.: What is it like to have Autistic Spectrum Disorder? What are the challenges someone with ASD faces, what positive benefits if any? How can we help someone with ASD? In this series of free learning modules you can engage with what are defined as Special Educational Needs (SEN). A student with SEN has some issues whereby the way they learn and interact with the world is different to most people in a way that makes it harder to learn in a school environment. Several of these differences have been identified in enough people in the same kinds of ways to be labeled as a specific disorder such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia.
Trinity College Dublin, like other third level institutions has seen a rise in the number of students accessing the university with disabilities. In particular one of the greatest increases in student numbers attending university are those individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Over the past five years the number of students with ASD utilising supports from the Disability Service and Unilink Service in Trinity has increased six-fold, and Trinity now has the highest number of students with ASD studying in Ireland. The Trinity College Disability Service in collaboration with the Unilink Service have developed a model of support for students with ASD which aims to support the students at all stages in their student journey from University entrance to graduation and employment.. This webpage provides information and advice for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who are thinking about coming to university and shares the experiences of TCD Students with ASD talking about their ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Distal trisomy 10q syndrome, report of a patient with duplicated q24.31 - qter, autism spectrum disorder and unusual features. AU - Al-Sarraj, Yaser. AU - Al-Khair, Hakam Abu. AU - Taha, Rowaida Ziad. AU - Khattab, Namat. AU - El Sayed, Zakaria H.. AU - Elhusein, Bushra. AU - El-Shanti, Hatem. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - We report on a patient with distal trisomy 10q syndrome presenting with a few previously undescribed physical features, as well as, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We recommend that patients with distal trisomy 10q syndrome should have a behavioral evaluation for ASD for the early institution of therapy.. AB - We report on a patient with distal trisomy 10q syndrome presenting with a few previously undescribed physical features, as well as, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We recommend that patients with distal trisomy 10q syndrome should have a behavioral evaluation for ASD for the early institution of therapy.. KW - Autism spectrum disorder. KW - ...
For the diagnostician specialising in the pervasive developmental disorders, there is a responsibility to fit the diagnosis to the child in question as precisely as possible, mapping the characteristics of the child against criteria in such a way that the diagnosis makes sense to parents in terms of the child they know, and leads them to a better understanding and more appropriate services. Diagnosis within these disorders is potentially especially transparent to parents because it does not depend on technically abstruse tests, but allows parents to follow and contribute to the diagnostic argument as the childs past and present behaviours begin to fall into place as being representative of specific criteria.. However, it is not always possible to give a clear cut diagnosis of the childs exact place within the pervasive developmental disorders; and this puts both parents and child in a difficult position. Nowadays we seldom hear the phrase autistic tendencies, which was disliked for its ...
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Autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy commonly co-occur. In this review, we consider some unresolved questions regarding the temporal relationship, causal mechanisms, and clinical stratification of this comorbidity, highlighting throughout the interplay between autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and intellectual disability. We present data on the clinical characterization of children with autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy, discussing distinctive phenotypes in children with this comorbidity. Although some distinctive clinical features emerge, this comorbidity also informs convergent pathways in genetic variants that cause synaptic dysfunction. We then move beyond diagnostic categorization and consider the extent to which electrophysiology as a quantitative biomarker may help guide efforts in clinical stratification and outcome prediction. Epilepsy, and atypical electrophysiological patterns, in autism spectrum disorder may inform the definition of biologically meaningful subgroups within ...
Buy, download and read 101 Interesting Facts on Autistic Spectrum Disorder ebook online in EPUB or PDF format for iPhone, iPad, Android, Computer and Mobile readers. Author: Kevin Snelgrove. ISBN: 9781909949959. Publisher: Andrews UK. Does a member of your family have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or is someone close to you showing signs of being affected by it? Do you know what traits to look out for and how to respond to peopl
BACKGROUND: One of the most consistent features of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is the predominance among males, with approximately four males to every female. We sought to examine sex differences among children who met case definition for ASD in a large, population-based cohort with respect to age at first developmental evaluation, age of diagnosis, influence of cognitive impairment on these outcomes, and sex-specific behavioral characteristics.METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data collected for a population-based study of the prevalence of ASD. The sample comprised 2,568 children born in 1994 who met the case definition of ASD as established by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network for ASD surveillance. Children who had a history of developmental disability and behavioral features consistent with the DSM-IV-TR criteria for autistic disorder, Aspergers disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified in existing ...
The essential features of autism spectrum disorder are persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and social interaction (Criterion A), and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities (Criterion B). These symptoms are present from early childhood and limit or impair everyday functioning (Criteria C and D). The stage at which functional impairment becomes obvious will vary according to characteristics of the individual and his or her environment. Core diagnostic features are evident in the developmental period, but intervention, compensation, and current supports may mask difficulties in at least some contexts. Manifestations of the disorder also vary greatly depending on the severity of the autistic condition, developmental level, and chronological age; hence, the term spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder encompasses disorders previously referred to as early infantile autism, childhood autism, Kanners autism, high-functioning autism, atypical autism, ...
Aim: To investigate whether children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) have bowel symptoms consistent with an underlying enterocolitis.. Methods: Information on childrens stool patterns and gut symptoms collected by questionnaire at 4 weeks and 6, 18, 30 and 42 months of age were available for 12984 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Data on the 78 children identified by local health and/or education systems to have special educational provision for ASD were compared with the 12906 remaining children in the cohort.. Results: Comparison of the ASD and control group during the first 3.5 years of life showed no major differences in stool colour or consistency, or in frequency of diarrhoea, constipation, bloody stools or abdominal pain. The ASD children had similar stool frequency up to 18 months, but there was a trend for ASD children to pass more stools at 30 months (odds ratio [OR] 3.73, 95% CI 1.11, 12.6; P = 0.004) and at 42 months (OR 6.46, 95% CI ...
SI «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv The National Children Specialized Hospital «OHMATDET», Kyiv, Ukraine Kabuki syndrome is a rare non+progressive genetic disease and characterized by a combination of phenotypic traits. The main symptoms of the pathology are facial features that resemble the make-up of Kabuki actors, mental retardation, delay of speech and movement development, postnatal growth retardation, skeletal abnormalities, dermatoglyphic features, and can also be symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Patients with this disease can attract attention of pediatricians, as well as others specialists such as neurologists, psychiatrists, orthopedists, endocrinologists. Herein we presented the case that illustrates the diagnostic complexity of autism spectrum disorder in children. Autism spectrum disorder in most cases can occur in the structure of genetic syndromes or other rare diseases. A detailed examination of the child with symptoms of ...
Affiliated faculty Angela Scarpa studies relationship between autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and ADHD in children.. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience internalizing and externalizing problems at higher rates than typically developing children, which could worsen social impairment, according to researchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research.. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, compared social impairment scores in 57 children (3-17 years, 82.5 percent male) with ASD, either with or without heightened levels of internalizing (anxiety) or externalizing (attention deficit hyperactivity or ADHD) symptoms.. Children with heightened anxiety problems showed higher impairment on social cognition, social communication, social motivation, and restricted interests/repetitive behavior. Children with heightened ADHD traits showed higher impairment on social communication and social awareness.. These findings suggest similarities ...
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include the prototypic autistic disorder (AD), Aspergers syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are complex neurodevelopmental conditions of unknown aetiology. The current study investigated the metabolites in the methionine cycle, the transsulphuration pathway, folate, vitamin B12 and the C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene in three groups of children diagnosed with AD (n= 15), AS (n= 5) and PDD-NOS (n= 19) and their age- and sex-matched controls (n= 25). No metabolic disturbances were seen in the AS patients, while in the AD and PDD-NOS groups, lower plasma levels of methionine (P= 0.01 and P= 0.03, respectively) and α-aminobutyrate were observed (P= 0.01 and P= 0.001, respectively). Only in the AD group, plasma cysteine (P= 0.02) and total blood glutathione (P= 0.02) were found to be reduced. Although there was a trend towards lower levels of serine, glycine, N, N-dimethylglycine in AD patients, the plasma
Autistic Spectrum Disorder- In January of 2000 a group of parents proposed that Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be the aftermath of exposure to mercury such as ethyl mercury used as a preservative, thimerosal, in pediatric vaccinations.
Introduction. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). According to Moore (2008), 1 in 1000 children were reported to be diagnosed with ASD in 1994, while Pottie and Ingram (2008) reported ASD prevalence as high as 6.7 children in every 1000 in the United States of America during 2007. Furthermore, evidence from a number of European countries including Denmark (Lauritsen, Pedersen, & Mortensen, 2004) and England (Baird et al., 2006), as well as from countries across Asia (Sun & Allison, 2010) suggests that the past 10 years have witnessed a noteworthy global increase in the prevalence of ASD diagnoses. It is debatable whether or not the actual incidence of ASD is on the rise. However, what appears obvious is that ASD diagnoses are being made more frequently worldwide. Matson and Kozlowski (2010) noted that while numerous theories have been formulated regarding the increase in ASD diagnoses, the ...
Background. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are considered safe and are frequently used during pregnancy. However, two case-control studies suggested an association between prenatal SSRI exposure with childhood autism.. Aims. To prospectively determine whether intra-uterine SSSRI exposure is associated with childhood autistic symptoms in a population-based study.. Method. A total of 376 children prenatally exposed to maternal depressive symptoms (no SSRI exposure), 69 children prenatally exposed to SSRIs and 5531 unexposed children were included. Child pervasive developmental and affective problems were assessed by parental report with the Child Behavior Checklist at ages 1.5, 3 and 6. At age 6, we assessed autistic traits using the Social Responsiveness Scale (n = 4264).. Results. Prenatal exposure to maternal depressive symptoms without SSRIs was related to both pervasive developmental (odds ratio (OR) = 1.44, 95% CI 1.07-1.93) and affective problems (OR = 1.44, 95% CI ...
The SRS is a well respected instrument familiar to many autism researchers. It has been validated in published research involving over 10,000 children to date. Ratings of autistic social impairment on the SRS have been shown to be extremely reliable across raters and over time. This makes the SRS a crucial autism research tool.. Because it is so easy to administer, researchers can use the SRS to consider autistic traits and symptoms not just in an affected child, but in their unaffected siblings or other family members. In brief, the SRS will aid researchers in their evaluations of autistic traits, family characteristics, and treatment outcomes.. Note: We regret we cannot provide the complete list of questions within the SRS, as we have for the other IAN questionnaires. The SRS is under copyright to Western Psychological Services of Los Angeles, California.. ...
Article: Athletes with ADHD & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - # An estimated 8-10% (possibly up to 20%) professional athletes have ADHD (compared to four to eight percent of the general population of adults). # Athletes with ADHD perform better in individualized or fast sports. # Many athletes with Aspergers are undiagnosed and excel at technical positions
The diagnostic category pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), as opposed to specific developmental disorders (SDD), refers to a group of five disorders characterized by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication. The pervasive developmental...
We aimed to construct and validate a shortened form of the developmental, diagnostic and dimensional interview (3Di), a parent report interview for assessing and diagnosing autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Data from 879 children and young people were used. In half of the sample (n = 440) reliability analysis was used to identify 3Di items that best measured each dimension of the autism triad. This informed the construction of a shortened (53 item) 3Di, which was then validated on subjects not used in the reliability analysis (n = 439). This involved comparison with scores from the original 3Di algorithm and, in a subsample (n = 29), with the autism diagnostic interview-revised (ADI-R). Agreement of the new shortened 3Di with the 3Dis original algorithm was excellent in both dimensional and categorical terms. Agreement on caseness (27 out of 29) with the ADI-R was also strong. The new 3Di short version is less than half as long as the original version and outputs very similar scores. It will ...
The aim of this programme is to develop the knowledge skills and expertise of teachers, thus enhancing the provision of appropriate education for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Understanding Autism: aims to provide a foundation in the history, concept and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, causes and prevalence will also be considered. Students will explore the diversity across the spectrum and reflect in an informed manner on the implications of autism in an educational context.. Assessment, Profiling and Planning: addresses the principles underpinning inclusive assessment and focusses on the development of a holistic profile of the student s strengths, interests and needs, leading to the development of learning programmes and individualised planning.. Planning, Teaching and Learning for All: focuses on the application of skills and knowledge presented across the programme to teaching and learning contexts.. Wellbeing Across the Continuum: Addresses current and evolving ...
Pervasive Development Disorder Questionnaire is an extremely useful measure through which a therapist can analyze the intensity and level of this problem on a
J Med Microbiol. 2005 Oct;54(Pt 10):987-91. Parracho HM1, Bingham MO, Gibson GR, McCartney AL. Author information 1Food Microbial Sciences Unit, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK. Abstract Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to suffer
Manager of Additionally Resourced Provision for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Upper School Inner London Main Pay Scale + TLR 1a - £8,069 Required for September 2020 The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents. We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 - 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students. We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning. We are proud of our
The present study examined the prevalence of comorbid anxiety symptoms in 44 children with pervasive developmental disorders. Parents of the children were interviewed using the Anxiety Disorders section of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children. Results indicated that severe anxiety symptoms are highly prevalent in children with...
Developmental delays in social and communication functioning have been proposed as a possible risk factor for offending behaviour in both young people and adults. These deficits may be particularly common in young people with both offending behaviours and mental health needs. This article describes how an assessment for pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) may be undertaken in a forensic adolescent mental health setting and integrated into the overall needs and risk assessment. Two case histories are summarised to illustrate the advantages and challenges of using this approach as part of the assessment and management of young people. It is likely that a thorough evaluation of social and communication functioning can contribute to developing effective management strategies for patients with offending behaviours and complex needs. ...
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Q: What are autism spectrum disorders? A: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of complex brain development disorders. This umbrella term covers conditions such as autism and Asperger syndrome. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and a restricted and repetitive repertoire of interests and activities. Q: How common are…
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http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Autism/Pages/Helpparentscarers.aspxCaring for someone with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be challenging and you may need to find support to help you cope. Your local carer service will be able to support you and may run groups where you can meet other carers in a similar situation. There may also be other local parent carer groups where you can find support and share experiences.
Children with autistic spectrum disorder and controls performed tasks of coherent motion and form detection, and motor control. Additionally, the ratio of
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Brief report: the relationship between visual acuity, the embedded figures test and systemizing in autism spectrum disorders. AU - Brosnan, Mark J. AU - Gwilliam, L R. AU - Walker, Ian. PY - 2012/11/1. Y1 - 2012/11/1. N2 - Enhanced performance upon the Embedded Figures Test (EFT) in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has informed psychological theories of the non-social aspects that characterise ASD. The Extreme Male Brain theory of autism proposes that enhanced visual acuity underpins greater attention to detail (assessed by the EFT) which is a prerequisite for Systemizing. To date, however, no study has empirically examined these relationships. 13 males with ASD and 13 male controls were assessed upon tasks argued to reflect these levels of processing. The ASD group were found to have significantly greater visual acuity, EFT performance and Systemizing ability than the control group. However, regression analysis revealed that the strongest relationship was between ...
The topic of this special issue on secondary versus idiopathic autism allows for discussion of how different groups may come to manifest autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ASD-like symptoms despite important etiological differences. A related issue is that, because many of the social communication deficits that define ASD represent a failure to acquire developmentally expected skills, these same deficits would be expected to occur to some extent in all individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Thus, regardless of etiology, ASD symptoms may appear across groups of individuals with vastly different profiles of underlying deficits and strengths. In this focused review, we consider the impact of ID on the diagnosis of ASD. We discuss behavioral distinctions between ID and ASD, in light of the diagnostic criterion mandating that ASD should not be diagnosed if symptoms are accounted for by ID or general developmental delay. We review the evolution of the autism diagnosis and ASD diagnostic tools to
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has not been well examined. METHODS: Mood disorders in 44 consecutive outpatients with high-functioning ASD were examined at a university hospital according to DSM-IV. Inclusion criteria were an IQ of 70 or higher on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale and age of 12 years or over. RESULTS: Sixteen patients (36.4%) were diagnosed with mood disorder. Of these 16 patients, four were diagnosed as having major depressive disorder, two patients as bipolar I disorder, six patients as bipolar II disorder, and four patients as bipolar disorder not otherwise specified ...
Patients: 655 615 children with an estimated time of conception over 11 years to December 2006; 2644 children exposed to antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and 508 exposed to valproate. Follow up to autism spectrum diagnosis; death; emigration; or until 31 December 2010. Excluded Those with likely errors or missing values for gestational age, adopted children, and death ,1 year old.. Risk factors: Parental age at conception, parental psychiatric history, gestational age, birth weight, sex, congenital malformations and parity.. Outcomes: Absolute risk (cumulative incidence) and the HR of autism spectrum disorder and childhood autism in children after exposure to valproate in pregnancy.. ...
22q13 deletion syndrome, also known as Phelan-McDermid syndrome, is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, hypotonia, delayed or absent speech, and autistic features. SHANK3 has been identified as the critical gene in the neurological and behavioral aspects of this syndrome. The phenotype of SHANK3 deficiency has been described primarily from case studies, with limited evaluation of behavioral and cognitive deficits. The present study used a prospective design and inter-disciplinary clinical evaluations to assess patients with SHANK3 deficiency, with the goal of providing a comprehensive picture of the medical and behavioral profile of the syndrome. A serially ascertained sample of patients with SHANK3 deficiency (n = 32) was evaluated by a team of child psychiatrists, neurologists, clinical geneticists, molecular geneticists and psychologists. Patients were evaluated for autism spectrum disorder using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic
TY - JOUR. T1 - Psychometric properties of the INICO-FEAPS scale in a Danish sample with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Knüppel, Ane. AU - Jakobsen, Helle. AU - Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet. AU - Telléus, Gry Kjærsdam. N1 - Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.. PY - 2018/4. Y1 - 2018/4. KW - Adolescent. KW - Autism Spectrum Disorder. KW - Denmark. KW - Factor Analysis, Statistical. KW - Female. KW - Humans. KW - Intellectual Disability. KW - Male. KW - Psychometrics. KW - Quality of Life. KW - Reproducibility of Results. KW - Surveys and Questionnaires. KW - Young Adult. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85041740822&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.013. DO - 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.013. M3 - Journal article. C2 - 29428363. VL - 75. SP - 11. EP - 21. JO - Research in Developmental Disabilities. JF - Research in Developmental Disabilities. SN - 0891-4222. ER - ...
A Key Role for an Impaired Detoxification Mechanism in the Etiology and Severity of Autism Spectrum Disorders Behavioral and Brain Functions 2014, 10:14 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-10-14 Altaf Alabdali ([email protected]) Laila Al-Ayadhi ([email protected]) Afaf El-Ansary ([email protected]) Abstract Background Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is...
3 CE Credits for Massage Therapy, Athletic Training & NJ Chiropractic. Conventional treatment approaches for individuals with autism spectrum disorders includes touch-based treatment and passive movement of the body (joint range of motion, stretching) as well as active movement (motor skill training and exercise.) The techniques used in these types of treatments are distinctly similar to-or the same as-techniques used by massage therapists, personal trainers, and other providers of fitness & wellness services. This workshop will provide an overview of the clinical presentation of autism spectrum disorders and treatment for associated symptoms. Specific examination will include how massage and movement techniques are used in treatment and the evidence-base for effects on associated symptoms. Strategies to include massage and movement modalities as integrative treatments will be explored.. Objectives:. At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:. ...
ASD can be detected as early as 18 months or even younger in some cases.[78] A reliable diagnosis can usually be made by the age of two years.[79] The diverse expressions of ASD symptoms pose diagnostic challenges to clinicians. Individuals with an ASD may present at various times of development (e.g., toddler, child, or adolescent), and symptom expression may vary over the course of development.[80] Furthermore, clinicians must differentiate among pervasive developmental disorders, and may also consider similar conditions, including intellectual disability not associated with a pervasive developmental disorder, specific language disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.[81] Considering the unique challenges in diagnosing ASD, specific practice parameters for its assessment have been published by the American Academy of Neurology,[82] the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,[80] and a consensus panel with representation from various professional societies.[83] The ...
Discusses autism, an autism spectrum disorder (once known as a pervasive developmental disorder). Looks at signs of autism, including problems talking or repetitive behaviors. Covers behavioral and physical exams used to diagnose autism. Covers treatment options.