Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Robot Speaks the Language of Kids

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are studying whether a small robot with a big personality holds the potential to help children with autism.

Medications

Chinese medicine could treat Parkinson's: HK study

Chinese medicine may be effective in battling certain symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and lessening side effects from the drugs used to treat the condition, according to a new study.

Autism spectrum disorders

Children with autism can learn to be social, trial shows

When Debra Kamps, senior scientist at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, first began researching how to improve the social and communication skills of children with autism in natural settings like schools in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Improving social skills in kids with autism

Waving goodbye and blowing kisses—no parent wants to miss out on those special moments. Among the 1 percent of the population of the United States who are diagnosed with autism, however, these small but important gestures ...

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