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Early social attention impairments in autism: social orienting, joint attention, and attention to distress.
This study investigated social attention impairments in autism (social orienting, joint attention, and attention to another's distress) and their relations to language ability. Three- toExpand
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Early recognition of children with autism: A study of first birthday home videotapes
Coded home videotapes of 11 autistic and 11 normally developing children's first year birthday parties for social, affective, joint attention, and communicative behaviors and for specific autisticExpand
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Early behavioral intervention, brain plasticity, and the prevention of autism spectrum disorder.
  • G. Dawson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Development and psychopathology
  • 1 June 2008
Advances in the fields of cognitive and affective developmental neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, neurobiology, genetics, and applied behavior analysis have contributed to a moreExpand
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Autism genome-wide copy number variation reveals ubiquitin and neuronal genes
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are childhood neurodevelopmental disorders with complex genetic origins. Previous studies focusing on candidate genes or genomic regions have identified several copyExpand
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Brain structural abnormalities in young children with autism spectrum disorder
Objective To explore the specific gross neuroanatomic substrates of this brain developmental disorder, the authors examine brain morphometric features in a large sample of carefully diagnosed 3- toExpand
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The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders.
The Child Neurology Society and American Academy of Neurology recently proposed to formulate Practice Parameters for the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Autism for their memberships. This endeavor wasExpand
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Common genetic variants on 5p14.1 associate with autism spectrum disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a group of childhood neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in verbal communication, impairment of social interaction,Expand
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Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs
Most psychiatric disorders are moderately to highly heritable. The degree to which genetic variation is unique to individual disorders or shared across disorders is unclear. To examine shared geneticExpand
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Practice parameter: Screening and diagnosis of autism
Article abstract Autism is a common disorder of childhood, affecting 1 in 500 children. Yet, it often remains unrecognized and undiagnosed until or after late preschool age because appropriate toolsExpand
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Mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangements
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are common, heritable neurodevelopmental conditions. The genetic architecture of ASDs is complex, requiring large samples to overcome heterogeneity. Here we broadenExpand
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