Recent medical developments have suggested that the medical use of marijuana can be beneficial for many conditions. There have been some publications extending this use to children and adolescents with ASD. A new study looks at the evidence for an against in more detail.
A new study has reviewed various interventions that have been used to treat behaviours such as pica (the consumption of non-edible objects) in children with ASD. Certain behavioural interventions have been shown to have an average of 96% success rate, and what is more the techniques can be practiced by parents at home.
A team of researchers from the University of Manchester has done a study which looks at whether it is possible to prevent a child from developing autism, even if they are at high risk.
A team of researchers from the University of California – San Diego have discovered that a drug, Suramin, can be used to block cells’ responses to danger, and therefore allows them to begin to resume normal communication with one another. This reverses the symptoms of people with ASD caused by Fragile X Syndrome.
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed KASPAR the robot, which they believe will become a vital tool in teaching autistic children about social interaction.