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Irish researcher makes challenging discovery about autism and dyslexia

Sensory integration dysfunction may be key to those with ASD and Dyslexia A dysfunction of sensory integration may be key to understanding both Autism Spectrum Disorder and dyslexia, notes Prof John Foxe, professor of paediatrics. His findings suggest the normal children develop the ability to rapidly integrate multiple senses around the age of seven to nine, but the children on […] Continue reading →

Children with ASD and ADHD are more likely to exhibit gender variance

ASD/ADHD have more gender variations A study titled “Increased Gender Variance in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” was recently published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. According to researcher Dr. Springer, gender variance was about 7- 8 times more likely in those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), compared to the control group […] Continue reading →

Study Offers a Clue in Autism’s Gender Divide

A study of mutations in boys and girls with autism points to female resilience and male susceptibility. A new study published today by Ali Jarekji/Reuters in the American Journal of Human Geneticsrevealed that females had a greater number of genetic mutations than males despite the fact that only 20 percent of people with autism spectrum disorder are female. Because the study suggests […] Continue reading →

Scientists discover a ‘violence gene’ that turns some children into video game addicts – and say it could also be linked to ADHD

Experts believe a variation in a serotonin transporter gene may cause children to enjoy violent media. And the same children have a higher likelihood of suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), notes Dr Sanne Nikkelen, from the University of Amsterdam. Previous research at the University of Missouri has also found that children with an […] Continue reading →

Unique Treatment for Asperger’s and Autism Based on Enhancing Coexisting Cerebellar Mechanisms

Overall improvements often occur in Asperger’s and Autism or ASD by medically treating their complicating cerebellar impairment and resulting dyslexic, ADHD and anxiety related symptoms with inner-ear improving medications. Considering that Asperger’s and Autism have evaded all determined scientific causal and primary medical therapeutic efforts to date, any  treatment offering to minimize coexisting symptoms in these […] Continue reading →