Up to 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder have sleep disturbances. A new study will explore the use of a telehealth parent training program targeting bedtime and sleep disturbance in children with autism spectrum disorder.
Fairly simple adjustments to treatment plans can make a significant difference for a child or young adult with a dual diagnosis of cancer and autism spectrum disorder. Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Rabi Hanna, MD, explains.
Consulting an autism expert can improve family readiness and help parents find long-lasting success with toilet training.
As more children with autism spectrum disorder become adults, understanding this condition across the life span grows paramount. We share a comprehensive review of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategies for autism in adulthood.
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Children with autism spectrum disorder often have co-occurring behavioral and emotional problems that can add to parental stress and family burden. Recent studies test new applications and delivery methods, and reflect the feasibility and efficacy of parent training programs in changing specific problem behaviors.
Two newly awarded DoD grants will support innovative clinical trials, led by Cynthia Johnson, PhD, for young children with autism spectrum disorder.
Research finds that parents who learn additional behavioral parenting skills feel more competent and experience less stress related to caring for their child’s difficult behavior.
Dani Robertson, a classroom behavior therapist at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Autism, shares valuable insights about connecting with kids who have autism — like talking to a kid who doesn’t make eye contact doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t want to interact.
Research has shown that social skills groups can be effective for higher functioning children with autistic spectrum disorder. Meagan Adley, PsyD, explains.
Enhancing synaptic pruning to reduce the number of faulty or immature neuronal connections may one day help restore some cognitive abilities in patients with autism spectrum disorders.