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Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific Evidence

One of the most popular intervention therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) lacks scientific support according to a literature review published by University of Texas at Austin professor Mark O’Reilly and an international team of scientists.

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

Online Game Offers Children with Autism the Chance to Express Emotions

Yan Zhang, assistant professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin, is creating an interactive online game to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) communicate their emotions.

Gluten- and Casein-free Diet Not Effective Autism Treatment

The use of gluten-free and/or casein-free (GFCF) diets in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is not supported by current research, says a team of scientists with The University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute.

Educational psychologist says practicing self-compassion can relieve stress, improve relationships

Educational psychologist says practicing self-compassion can relieve stress, improve relationships

Try a Little Tenderness: This can be a touchy subject, especially for parents, but recent research cautions there's such a thing as too much self-esteem. Many child-rearing books now tentatively suggest it's not necessary for parents to lavish "good job, good job" on their five-year-old when he blows his nose on his sleeve. As it turns out, criminals, bullies and bigots often have high self-esteem.

Biomechanics Scholar and Autism Expert Honored with National Award

Dr. Jody Jensen, an expert on balance and locomotor skills over the lifespan in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Award by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.