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Van Hecke, Ruth; Danneels, Maya; Dhooge, Ingeborg; Van Waelvelde, Hilde; Wiersema, Jan R.; Deconinck, Frederik J. A.; Maes, Leen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This review was performed to investigate the characteristics of vestibular dysfunctions in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). The majority of the included studies reported central and/or peripheral vestibular aberrations in a subset of these children. These alterations may result in symptoms of distorted motor coordination or…
Descriptors: Children, Developmental Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Human Posture
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Tuchman, Roberto – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
The treatment of seizure disorders and EEG epileptiform abnormalities without epilepsy in children with autism spectrum disorders in considered within the context of the relationship epilepsy and epileptiform disorders to language, behavior, and cognition. The use of anticonvulsants to treat epileptiform discharges thought to be producing…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Drug Therapy, Epilepsy
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McClelland, James L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This article discusses representation of information in neural networks and the apparent hyperspecificity that is often seen in the application of previously acquired information by children with autism. Hyperspecificity is seen as reflecting a possible feature of the neural codes used to represent concepts in the autistic brain. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Gordon, Barry – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This article discusses the use of a neural systems perspective to explain some of the behavioral impairments in autism and why some methods work the way they do. It suggests some optimal or even new ways of improving the behavioral treatment of autism and coupling it with other treatment methods. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Children, Cognitive Processes
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Kanner, Andres M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This commentary reviews studies of children with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) and autistic regression (AR) and concludes that they are two distinct entities with different epileptic profiles and that the treatment modalities used in LKS cannot be expected to yield a therapeutic effect in AR. Multiple Subpial Transection is discussed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Epilepsy, Individual Characteristics