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Author: Early Intervention Research Group
In this week’s edition we summarize research about how caregiver communication differs between typically developing children and those at risk for ASD, early gesture and action profiles of younger siblings of children with ASD, and early vocabulary profiles of young children with cochlear implants.
This week we summarize research about how parent report can help clinicians make differential ASD diagnoses, how a parent-mediated autism intervention may help to decrease parental stress, and mindfulness as a therapy technique for individuals with autism and their caregivers.
This week we summarize research investigating risk factors of ASD, how race and education impact maternal language, and how caregivers use tactile input with their children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This week we summarize research about the impact of parents’ use of mobile phones, why we should discard the term “high functioning ASD,” the impact of early language exposure for children with and without ASD, and the outcomes of a parent-mediated intervention for ASD. As always, send us an email if you need help accessing a full article.
In this research round-up, we summarize articles about how children with both ASD and intellectual disability learn words as well as how communication styles vary for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Are Young Children with ASD More or Less Active than their Peers?
As it turns out, young children with autism engage in about the same amount of physical activity as their peers!
Retracted: The rise and fall of evidence in support of vitamin D supplements for children with autism
Let’s rewind to January 2017: we summarized a research study that looked at the effects of giving children with autism vitamin D supplements.
How Early Can We Diagnose Autism?
Examining the age at which the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder becomes stable
Video Games and Child Development: What Does the Research Say?
Educational video games can help improve children’s skills.
Does reading e-books help my child’s vocabulary?
A study looking at whether dictionaries in e-books help children with language disorders to learn new words
Gestures and Language in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
What does gesture and early communication development look like in toddlers with ASD?
Philip Curtis, PhD Student, Wins Prestigious Scholarship!
Bailey, an SLP who has been working as a research assistant in our lab, was recently accepted into Northwestern University’s PhD program! We are excited to have her in the department for several more years!
New Publication from the EIRG: Early Language Therapy Can Help Reduce Problem Behaviors
Here at the Early Intervention Research Group, we were interested to see whether improving children’s language abilities might also improve their behavior.
EIRG Journal Club Welcomes 2017 Grads
The Early Intervention Research Group’s journal club kicked off its third year this past week.