Diagnosing Autism

It Takes Brains! – Autism Brain Net

By on November 16, 2015

result12345678910111213141516171819 When I was first contacted by The Autism Science Foundation about being involved in the It Takes Brains campaign, I honestly didn’t know what to think. The campaign has the goal of urging families and individuals on the spectrum to “make the heroic decision to register for brain tissue donation.”  It was certainly one of the […]

Doctors should use biology, not only behavior, to evaluate children

By on May 29, 2005

From Forbes:

Autism's sharp rise is, in large part, a matter of definitions. Is a child with severe learning problems autistic? What about a child who is insensitive in social situations? What about children who have trouble communicating or seem to retreat into their own shells? These days a large number of children who fit any of those descriptions are likely to be tagged with the autism label, or their parents will be told that they have a...

Behavioral traits in kids can predict autism

By on May 3, 2005

A recent study by Canadian researchers has revealed that certain behavioral traits in infants, some as young as 12 months can predict whether a child will develop autism in later life.

The study, which appears in the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, states that certain traits like not smiling in response to the smiles of others or not responding when one's name is called are some of the indications that can tell whether a...

Early diagnosis key to treating autism

By on May 2, 2005

The challenge of treating autism lies in identifying the disorder at an early age.

"The sooner the diagnosis, the better outcome you are going to have," said Lewes pediatrician Dr. Jay Ludwicki.

He said parents should rely on children's well checks to diagnose symptoms, which generally present themselves by 15 and 18 months and as early as 12 months. Those symptoms can range depending on the degree of the neurological disorder, which...

Early Intervention With Autism

By on February 10, 2005

The number of children diagnosed with some form of autism has been skyrocketing. Several drugs are helpful in treating behavioral symptoms that come with the disorders. Dr. Dean Edell reports on a drug-free treatment that changes lives.