The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) is a diagnostic tool for autism. It's a behavior rating scale intended to help identify children with Autism and distinguish them from developmentally handicapped children who are not Autistic. Download CARS forms. How to Diagnose autism?
Currently, if a child is suspected of having autism, doctors carry out a series of behavioral tests, which take time and may not not give an accurate diagnosis. A biological test, like a blood test, would provide a faster and more definitive diagnosis.
Structured Learning Strategies for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Exhaustive guide about applied behavior analysis (ABA Therapy) for Autism Spectrum Disorder Kids. Know what is ABA, it's scope, methods applied and benefits of ABA for Autism.
An exhaustive guide about what is occupational therapy for autism? How occupational therapy is given, it's benefits and where you can find an occupational therapist.
Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It functions on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current [...]
Hooker BS Abstract BACKGROUND: A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectof the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) [...]
Risk of autism in the US significantly decreased with reductions in Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines
A Two-Phase Case-Control Study of Autism Risk Among Children Born From the Late 1990s Through the Early 2000s in the United States. Geier DA1,2, Kern JK1,2,3, Geier MR1,2. Abstract BACKGROUND This study evaluated the hypothesis that the 1999 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and US Public Health Service (PHS) to reduce exposure [...]
Association between behavioral problems and gastrointestinal disorders among children with autism spectrum disorder
Zhu J1, Guo M, Yang T, Lai X, Lei YY, He ML, Chen J, Li TY. Abstract Objective: To investigate the relationship between gastrointestinal disorders (GID) and core symptoms or behavioral problems among the children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) . Method: Totally 328 children with ASD and 202 normal controls were enrolled in this [...]
Vitamin A Deficiency Induces Autistic-Like Behaviors in Rats by Regulating the RARβ-CD38-Oxytocin Axis in the Hypothalamus. Lai X1,2, Wu X1,2, Hou N1,2, Liu S1,2, Li Q1,2, Yang T1,2, Miao J2,3, Dong Z2,4, Chen J1,2, Li T1,2,4. Abstract SCOPE: Vitamin A (VA) is an essential nutrient for the development of the brain. We previously found that [...]