Navigation Links
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds
Date:3/5/2013

By Mary Brophy Marcus
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Severe language delays early in the life of a child with autism can be overcome, especially if a child exhibits nonverbal intelligence.

A new study that looked at speech delays in children with autism spectrum disorders found that 70 percent of children who were not stringing words together into even the simplest of phrases by age 4 went on to do so by age 8, and in some cases, even achieved fluent speech.

"Autism spectrum disorders" is an umbrella term for neurodevelopmental conditions ranging from Asperger's syndrome to severe autism. Hallmarks of these conditions include problems with social interaction and repetitive behaviors.

The findings, published online March 4 and in the April print issue of the journal Pediatrics, offer hope, said lead author Dr. Ericka Wodka, a neuropsychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders, in Baltimore.

"The study gives doctors and parents a sense that when these delays persist -- when a child presents at age 6 or 7 without phrase speech -- they still have growth opportunity," Wodka said. "There's still a lot of hope that these children can go on to gain meaningful language."

The scientists evaluated data on more than 500 children with an autism spectrum disorder who were part of a national multisite study that involved complete evaluations on every child.

"Our data are based on actual measurements of current functioning and parent interviews, not chart review," Wodka said.

As toddlers, none of the children in the study had achieved "phrase speech," the ability to put together more than two or three words to communicate -- to say basic sentences such as, "I want juice," for example.

Demographics -- including parent income and education level, and child psychiatric charact
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
2. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
3. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
4. Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism
5. Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
6. Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
9. Study of half siblings provides genetic clues to autism
10. Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
11. Publication Bias Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds
(Date:9/21/2014)... The prevalence of preterm birth the birth of ... is a significant health problem that has increased over ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preterm birth affects ... eight born in the U.S. While medical care has ... ways to positively impact the neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort is an ICS ... is used prophylactically for the maintenance treatment of ... budesonide, is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid with a high ... includes the Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide) for adults and ... Pulmicort Respules for children between one and eight ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 22, 2014 PhUSE is proud to ... Lilliam Rosario as keynote speakers for their 10th annual ... Dr. Ben Goldacre in 2013 , Charles ... in 2011 , PhUSE again presents high-calibre speakers to ... about advancement of clinical information. , Dr. Pritpal Tamber ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 The Laboratory Testing ... and manufacturers perform tests on items ranging from consumer ... regulated society, pressure on operators to ensure the safety ... A greater number of government safety regulations and consumer ... prior to sale. Although revenue briefly dipped in 2009 ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... the past decade, as it has become saturated ... beta-agonists (SABAs), inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), inhaled corticosteroids and ... also been facing increasing generic competition. However, the ... once-daily ICS and ICS/LABA therapies delivered by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Research evaluates neurodevelomental and medical outcomes in single family room NICU 2Health News:Research evaluates neurodevelomental and medical outcomes in single family room NICU 3Health News:Pulmicort Asthma Market (Epidemiology, Etiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Pathology) Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Pulmicort Asthma Market (Epidemiology, Etiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Pathology) Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Pulmicort Asthma Market (Epidemiology, Etiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Pathology) Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:PhUSE announces Final List of Industry Influencers as Keynote Speakers 2Health News:PhUSE announces Final List of Industry Influencers as Keynote Speakers 3Health News:Laboratory Testing Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Laboratory Testing Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Spiriva Asthma Market (Tiotropium Bromide) Analysis and Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Spiriva Asthma Market (Tiotropium Bromide) Analysis and Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Spiriva Asthma Market (Tiotropium Bromide) Analysis and Forecasts to 2023 in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4
... shown to prevent the transmission of HIV as well. Experiments ... or reduce the painful open sores of chancroid on the ... ,Chancroid is a highly contagious STD that is ... United States as well. Antibiotics can be used to effectively ...
... are considered to be a high tech machine and are ... working hard to make it otherwise//. There is a big ... and confusion. Dr J?rg Voskamp, from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute plans ... one’s emotions. A sensitive PC is a research project and ...
... a baby was stillborn last week. But the baby was alive ... before finally succumbing on Saturday. ,Born to Rakesh and ... Rakesh, an auto driver, took him to the burial ground, the ... intensive care unit of the hospital. ,The baby was delivered ...
... A married couple who tried to hoodwink authorities by tying ... collect Rs 5000/- as a reward have been hauled away ... were married 15 years ago and have three children. ... government's mass marriage promotion scheme under which Rs.5,000 is given ...
... 14 which is marked for the celebration of Mother’s day ... India. According to the statistics released by UNICEF// in India ... the world scenario this accounts to more than 20% of ... births there are about 540 maternal deaths. ,There ...
... were investigating eight suspected bird flu cases in humans in ... had been fatal. ,A team from the WHO ... can say they are still suspect at the moment," said ... the Health Ministry's office of communicable disease control, added that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UNICEF Facts & Figures About Maternal Death In India On The Eve Of Mother’s Da 2Health News:UNICEF Facts & Figures About Maternal Death In India On The Eve Of Mother’s Da 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... BALTIMORE and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ... Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced ... Blueprint Medicines , a leader in discovering and ... cancers, today disclosed the first-ever comprehensive genomic study ... and deadly cancer of the female reproductive system, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  PCI is ... International (Biotec).  Biotec is a leading provider of ... headquartered in Bridgend, Wales ...  The addition significantly expands PCI,s presence in the ... products by adding packaging, storage and distribution capacity, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014  Low T Center endorses ... in Hyattsville, Maryland earlier ... the proper patient population for testosterone therapy (TRT), ... associated with TRT. Examining recent claims from studies that ... "available epidemiological studies do not provide convincing evidence ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 2First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 3First Discovery Of Actionable Genetic Alterations In A Deadly Cancer Reported By Personal Genome Diagnostics And Blueprint Medicines 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 2PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 3PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 4PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 5PCI Announces Acquisition Of Biotec 6Low T Center Endorses The Joint FDA Committee Meeting on Testosterone 2
... June 8, 2011 Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ... its groundbreaking SOCRxATES® community pharmacy program to ... SOCRxATES is a care improvement program that enables ... medical conditions and gaps in care, such as medication ...
... 2011 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ... $0.29 per diluted share, on a 24% increase in sales to ... This compares with net income of $4,274,000, or $0.25 per diluted ... 30, 2010.  For the nine months ended April 30, 2011, the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medco, State of New Mexico and Community Pharmacists Launch SOCRxATES® Program to Close Critical Medication-Related Gaps in Healthcare, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Costs 2Medco, State of New Mexico and Community Pharmacists Launch SOCRxATES® Program to Close Critical Medication-Related Gaps in Healthcare, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Costs 3Medco, State of New Mexico and Community Pharmacists Launch SOCRxATES® Program to Close Critical Medication-Related Gaps in Healthcare, Improving Outcomes and Lowering Costs 4Cantel Medical Reports 18% Increase in Net Income on 24% Increase in Sales 2Cantel Medical Reports 18% Increase in Net Income on 24% Increase in Sales 3Cantel Medical Reports 18% Increase in Net Income on 24% Increase in Sales 4Cantel Medical Reports 18% Increase in Net Income on 24% Increase in Sales 5
... Auto Suture™ PREMIUM SURGICLIP™ clip applier consists of ... cartridge containing 15 or 20 titanium clips. , ... a vessel or other tubular structure. As the ... clip is closed around the vessel or structure. ...
... single use stapler places two titanium staples ... and a knife which divides the tissue ... ,The Auto Suture™ Powered LDS™ single use ... abdominal, gynecological, orthopedic, and thoracic surgery for ...
The ALLPORT and ALLPORT LS Endoscopic Rotating Multiple Clip Appliers have application for use on tubular structures or vessels. The tissue being ligated should be consistent with the size of the cli...
... 20/20 Multiple Clip Applier is a sterile ... This automatic instrument is preloaded with 20 ... by means of the unique Klieman feed ... is reloadable once with a reload containing ...
Medicine Products: