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Using Spoken Language Benchmarks to Characterize the Expressive Language Skills of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this study, spoken language benchmarks proposed by Tager-Flusberg et al. (2009) were used to characterize communication profiles of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to investigate whether there were differences in variables hypothesized to influence language development at … Continue reading

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Evaluating iPad Technology for Enhancing Communication Skills of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

The authors suggested that mobile technology has introduced a new communication opportunity for students with autism spectrum disorder. Tablets, like the iPad, allow users to customize applications for their needs. Users also have found iPads to be less stigmatizing because … Continue reading

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Augmentative and alternative communication supports for adults with autism spectrum disorders

The authors noted there is a lack of research examining the specific communication needs of these adults, let alone the outcomes of interventions aimed at addressing them. The aim of this study was to explore the views and experiences of … Continue reading

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The effects of Movie Time Social Learning on emotion recognition, perspective talking and empathy in children with autism

This study utilized Movie Time Social Learning intervention tools to target skills in these areas with three children with autism. The three participants were two males and one female, ages 8, 9 and 9 respectively, from a variety of cultural … Continue reading

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Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority

One of the most consistent findings in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research is a higher rate of ASD diagnosis in males than females. Despite this, remarkably little research has focused on the reasons for this disparity. Better understanding of this … Continue reading

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Outcome measures in intervention trials for adults with autism spectrum disorders; a systematic review of assessments of core autism features and associated emotional and behavioural problems

A systematic review was conducted of outcome measures used in treatment trials for older adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Of 818 titles only 30 articles (19 of which involved pharmacological treatments) were identified that met inclusion criteria … Continue reading

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AbleNet Assistive Technology webinars

AbleNet University offers live and recorded webinars about AT/Switches, Autism/UDL, Communication, Curriculum, iDevice/Computer, and more. AbleNew University http://www.ablenetinc.com/AbleNet-University

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