Speech-Language Pathologists Provide Specialized Care to People Diagnosed with Autism

By | April 21st, 2017|Licensing|

When people are diagnosed with a disease that can affect their development such as Autism spectrum disorder, it is important they work with specialists who can provide the proper therapy. People with social communication difficulties, as seen with Autism spectrum disorder experience, have trouble using verbal and nonverbal communication in social settings. Speech-language pathologists can assess, [...]

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Maternal Folate Status and Autism

By | October 5th, 2015|Prevention|

A recent review in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that a pregnant woman’s folate status in early pregnancy may alter the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in her child. Recognizing that ASD is “complex, heterogeneous, and multi-causal,” researchers wanted to look at environmental aspects to find possible causes of ASD. They found that [...]

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New Research Reconfirms Vaccine Safety

By | April 8th, 2013|Prevention|

Fifteen years ago The Lancet published a case study that erroneously suggested that there could be a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.  That letter has long since been discredited, and back in 2010 The Lancet retracted the article.  Anti-vaccine advocates have been pointing to that long-since discredited 1998 case study to argue that there [...]

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Autism & Folic Acid

By | March 26th, 2013|General|

A new study published in February by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that taking folic acid may help reduce the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study followed more than 85,000 children nationwide born between 2002 and 2008 and followed up with them in 2012. According to the study, [...]

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Obesity & Autism Walking Hand in Hand?

By | April 9th, 2012|General|

Another article came out this week in the journal Pediatrics that points toward the importance of preconception health including maintaining a healthy weight before and during pregnancy.  The authors explored the relationship between metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity and outcomes such as autism and other developmental delays.  They found an association between metabolic [...]

Lancet Withdraws 12 Year Old Flawed Autism Article

By | February 3rd, 2010|General, Preparedness|

An article published in the journal Lancet nearly 12 years ago set the public health world on fire.  The article published by Wakefield and 12 other authors suggested that they had found a link between the MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine and autism and bowel disease.  Since that time, a great deal of research has [...]