Entries by The Star Academy

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Infant microbes and metabolites point to childhood neurodevelopmental disorders

This study has followed a birth cohort for over 20 years to find factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorder (ND) diagnosis. Detailed, early-life longitudinal questionnaires captured infection and antibiotic events, stress, prenatal factors, family history, and more. Biomarkers including cord serum metabolome and lipidome, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotype, infant microbiota, and stool metabolome were assessed. […]

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QABA Endorsement: Evidence based logic as a preferred method of intervention for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Multiple evidence-based studies have unequivocally demonstrated the substantial advantages of structured, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs, especially those averaging around 30 hours per week, in fostering intellectual, communicative, and adaptive skills in individuals. These clinically meaningful interventions have shown significant long-term benefits, particularly in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurological and […]

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Medical Causes of Aggression in Autism

Several underlying medical issues, common to autism, can cause or contribute to aggressive behavior. However, when these medical issues are properly treated, challenging behaviors may decrease or even disappear altogether, significantly improving your child’s outcome and quality of life. This article gives a brief overview of the most common medical causes for aggression in autism […]