Researchers Megan MacDonald and Catherine Lord have found that kids between ages 1 and 3 can be a whole year behind in fine motor skills (grasping, picking things up, holding a crayon). You can add this to the "duh" file including “Children with autism tend to have gut problems!” and “Children with autism tend to have problems writing!”
Western Oregon University’s (WOU) Teaching Research Institute (TRI) is currently recruiting children with autism under age six for a parent massage study. Participants are being recruited from the Portland, Salem, Albany/Corvallis, and Eugene areas, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
About 40% of children ages 6-17 "who currently use selected health care services" receive behavioral intervention, according to a study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. Also included in the study were:
Social skills training - 58.79%
Speech or language therapy - 57.68%
Occupational therapy - 42.72%
Behavioral intervention or modification - 39.66%
Cognitive based therapy - 27.52%
Sensory integration therapy - 20.16%
Physical therapy - 17.84%
Complementary and alternative medicine - 17.35%
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle that says:
Those rates, along with the expected rates scientists would find if autism was entirely genetic or entirely environmentally caused, were plugged into a mathematical equation, and researchers determined that only about 38 percent of autism risk could be tied to genetics.
Enrollment is underway for study at Arizona State University
Parents and caregivers are invited to enroll individuals with autism to participate in a research study on of a new liquid Vitamin/Mineral Supplement. This study has been approved by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board at Arizona State University.
The Purpose of the study is to evaluate the possible effectiveness of a new vitamin/mineral supplement in reducing the symptoms of autism.
This will be a national study for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER at Alliant International University under
the supervision of Dr. Alan Lincoln WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR
PARTICIPATION IN A CONFIDENTIAL STUDY INVOLVING PARENTS OF CHILDREN
Who can participate?
- Biological mothers and/or fathers of children diagnosed with
autism between ages 3 to 12
- Parents who are either married or living with a partner
- Parents living in the same home as their child diagnosed with
- Parents who only have one child diagnosed with autism
- Parents who are not raising children with other ASD diagnoses,