Medical use of marijuana in ASD

Medical use of marijuana in ASD

Marijuana is being increasing accepted and used to treat a variety of medical disorders, and there has been some speculation that it could prove helpful for children and adolescents with ASD. However, a review that has been published in the Journal of Developmental...
Behavioural Therapy to Help with Pica in ASD

Behavioural Therapy to Help with Pica in ASD

Pica, or the consumption of non-edible substances, is particularly common in individuals with ASD. This can cause numerous problems for the individual and their families and carers, as well as being potentially very dangerous. A recent study, appearing in the Journal...
Early Intervention for Babies at High Risk of Autism

Early Intervention for Babies at High Risk of Autism

Significant research is being carried out on possible causes of autism, as well as treatment methods. However, little research is being done as to whether it is possible to prevent from developing autism that is considered to be at high risk. A team of researchers...
Robots in Autism Therapy

Robots in Autism Therapy

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. Children with autism often find it difficult to relate to others in a social situation,...