autism spectrum disorders

For children with autism spectrum disorder, understanding emotions is a very difficult task. These children typically have trouble recognizing emotions, particularly social emotions conveyed through facial expressions — a frown, a smirk or a smile. This can hamper the child’s ability to communicate and socialize, sometimes leading to social isolation. [...]
By Mark Wheeler • March 30, 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language [...]
By uclahealth • March 29, 2017
There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core [...]
By uclahealth • April 13, 2016