Tag Archive: ASD

Jun 27 2017

Let’s Talk: A Q&A About How to Engage in Shared Decision-making

Recognizing that physicians must navigate such a wide variation of family values, expectations, and priorities, Susan Levy, MD, MPH, a developmental pediatrician and researcher for the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report on behalf its Council on Children with Disabilities to provide a framework for the implementation of shared decision-making.

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Jun 09 2017

Could a Single Brain Scan Predict Autism Among High-risk Infants?

A neuroimaging scan at age 6 months may accurately predict autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among high-risk infants. The infants were considered to be at high risk because they had older siblings with ASD. Overall, the study team found 974 functional connections in the 6-month-olds’ brains that were associated with autism-related behaviors.

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May 03 2017

We Push the Boundaries of Science When Research Fields Intersect

Our researchers whose work is at the cross section between injury and neurodevelopmental or intellectual disabilities have a unique vantage point when studying the driving safety of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Research Institute is home to two of the most highly regarded autism and pediatric injury research centers in the world.

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Apr 25 2017

Do Teens With Autism Get Their Driver’s License?

One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers.

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Feb 24 2017

CHOP Research In the News: Predicting Autism, Rear Seat Safety, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Pediatric Stroke

This week’s In the News highlights remind us of one of our favorite quotes from Helen Keller: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Read on to see how researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are working with different groups who share the same vision and scientific goals to advance pediatric care.

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Dec 13 2016

Frankly, My Dear, That’s Clear to an Expert: A Q&A on ‘Frank’ Presentations of Autism

There is an adage that goes, “If you’ve met one person on the autism spectrum, you’ve met one person on the autism spectrum.” Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is so varied in its manifestation of behavioral and social differences that it is hard to make any blanket assumptions about any individual’s abilities, impairments, or interests based on that diagnosis.

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Oct 28 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Inspirational Patients, Pioneering Fetal Surgery, Trauma Recovery, ADHD Overdiagnosed in ASD, AAP Annual Meeting

Although October is just ending, we’re already looking ahead to the New Year in this week’s installment of In the News.

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Sep 02 2016

CHOP Research In the News: $1 Million Gift, Airplane Safety, Type 2 Diabetes Gene, Thyroid Disorders

This week’s In the News roundup takes science at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to new elevations, including a stellar donation by the Eagles Charitable Foundation to support autism research. (Go Birds!)

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Jun 28 2016

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning Language Grows From and Catalyzes Research

Autism researcher Timothy Roberts, PhD, has spent the last several months hard at work on an invention he explains in a funny way: “Our goal is to reduce the number of ‘cats,’” he said.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/entrepreneurial-approach-learning-language-grows-catalyzes-research/

May 31 2016

Collaborations on Language-Focused Autism Research Gain Momentum

Quiet. Sing-song-y. Robotic. Too fast. Too slow. Despite the contradictions among some of these terms, researchers and clinicians have noticed that these various atypical qualities of spoken language are more common than average among individuals on the autism spectrum. Explanations and practical uses for that observation are harder to come by. But it is clear that there is enormous potential to learn in the area of overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and speech-language variation.

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