ERIC Number: EJ820539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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What Neuroscience Has Taught Us about Autism: Implications for Early Intervention
Williams, Diane L.
Zero to Three, v28 n4 p11-17 Mar 2008
Investigation of the brain and brain function in living children and adults with autism has led to new information on the neurobiology of autism. Autism is characterized by early brain overgrowth and alterations in gray and white matter. Functional imaging studies suggest that individuals with autism have reduced synchronization between key brain regions for different cognitive tasks. Processing connections within brain regions may be too strong. Understanding of these findings can lead to the design of interventions that accommodate the way the brains of children with autism function and may lead to the promotion of more flexible thinking and learning.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Brain, Neurology, Scientific Research, Diagnostic Tests, Cognitive Processes, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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