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Undiagnosed Autism And Developmental Delay In Children With Epilepsy

Research presented today at the American Epilepsy Society’s 65th annual meeting suggests that systematic screening for developmental delay (DD) and autism should be routine for all children seen in epilepsy clinics. Investigators at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, evaluated the potential of giving screening questionnaires to parents of pediatric epilepsy patients seen in an epilepsy monitoring […]

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Wide Variation In Best-Estimate Clinical Diagnosis Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

In a study conducted at 12 university-based research sites, there was wide variation in how best-estimate clinical diagnoses within the autism spectrum were assigned to individual children, according to a study being published Online First by the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The research was carried out by Catherine Lord, Ph.D., […]

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Toddler Interest In Toys Predicts Effectiveness Of Autism Treatment

Toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments. The report is the first to examine this autism treatment – called Hanen’s More Than Words – for children younger than 2 showing early signs of an autism spectrum disorder. […]

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The New York Times Discusses Heightened Public Attention And Mainstream Research In Neurofeedback

The New York Times recently featured a balanced overview of neurofeedback, also known as “EEG-biofeedback,” with emphasis on treatment of pediatric disorders. A fairly accurate description of the treatment process is provided, including cost, time, and what to expect at a typical session, although one wonders where they came with the notion the neurofeedback involves […]

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