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Recent developments in neuropathology of autism spectrum disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) represent complex neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impairments in reciprocal social interactions, abnormal development and use of language, andExpand
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Mother-father differences in screening for developmental delay in infants and toddlers.
PURPOSE In most cases, caregiver questionnaires are completed by mothers and seldom by fathers. Although parents tend to have moderate to high congruence, some studies suggest that differencesExpand
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Functional imitation task in the context of robot-assisted Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostics: Preliminary investigations
This paper presents a functional imitation task aimed at facilitating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostics in children. Expand
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Four tasks of a robot-assisted autism spectrum disorder diagnostic protocol: First clinical tests
In this paper, we describe four tasks from the widely accepted ADOS protocol, that have been adapted to make them suitable for the Aldebaran Nao humanoid robot. Expand
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Towards A Robot-Assisted Autism Diagnostic Protocol: Modelling and Assessment with POMDP
We propose a framework for robot-assisted ASD evaluation based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) modelling. Expand
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Sex differences in early communication development: behavioral and neurobiological indicators of more vulnerable communication system development in boys
Perhaps due to different roles they have had in social groups during evolution, men and women differ in their verbal abilities. These differences are also (if not even more) present in children, bothExpand
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Gestural development and its relation to a child's early vocabulary.
Gesture and language are tightly connected during the development of a child's communication skills. Gestures mostly precede and define the way of language development; even opposite direction hasExpand
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Classification of Child Vocal Behavior for a Robot-Assisted Autism Diagnostic Protocol
A method for automatic classification of child vocal behavior, based on supervised learning, which is suitable for real-time execution on an autonomous robot with limited computational resources. Expand
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S-adenosyl-L-methionine production by an ergosterol-deficient mutant of Scheffersomyces stipitis.
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM, SAMe ; AdoMet) is an important methyl donor in many reactions, and recently has attracted much attention due to its expanding application in pharmacy. Efficient ways ofExpand
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