Social Communication Disorder
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interaction, social cognition, and pragmatics.
Wiki Number: 43–Social Communication Disorder
Symptoms: not understandin g the semantic (meaning) or the pragmatic (socially-appropriate) aspects
Progression: not capable of understanding language that is not literal, concrete and repetitious
Therapies: Unless the child is autistic, she or he usually outgrows not understanding language.
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
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- Policy gaps and opportunities: A systematic review of autism spectrum disorder and criminal justice intersectionsby Dylan S Cooper on January 24, 2022
The number of people with autism spectrum disorder has increased, and as this population ages, research is showing high rates of contact with the criminal justice system among this group. Social and communication differences that autistic individuals experience can act as a risk factor during these interactions, as shown by public reports of negative and violent encounters between autistic individuals and the law enforcement. There is a clear need for evidence-based strategies to reduce high...
- Sex Differences in Animal Models of Sodium-Valproate-Induced Autism in Postnatal BALB/c Mice: Whole-Brain Histoarchitecture and 5-HT2A Receptor Biomarker Evidenceby Balaji Gouda on January 21, 2022
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterised by problems with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviour. In mice, the 14th postnatal day is believed to correspond to the third trimester of human embryonic development and is considered a vital period for central nervous system development. It has been shown that ASD affects 2 to 3 times more male than female individuals. In the present study, ASD was induced in 14 postnatal day (PND) BALB/c mice using...
- Early Developmental Signs in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Results from the Japan Environment and Children's Studyby Hideki Shimomura on January 21, 2022
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability in early childhood. Early identification and intervention in children with ASD are essential for children and their families. This study aimed to identify the earliest signs of ASD. Using a large cohort including data from 104,062 fetal records in the Japan Environment and Children's Study, we examined the Ages and Stages Questionnaires^(®) (ASQ-3^(TM)) scores of children with and without ASD. The ASQ-3 comprises five domains:...
- Paving Therapeutic Avenues for FOXG1 Syndrome: Untangling Genotypes and Phenotypes from a Molecular Perspectiveby Ipek Akol on January 21, 2022
Development of the central nervous system (CNS) depends on accurate spatiotemporal control of signaling pathways and transcriptional programs. Forkhead Box G1 (FOXG1) is one of the master regulators that play fundamental roles in forebrain development; from the timing of neurogenesis, to the patterning of the cerebral cortex. Mutations in the FOXG1 gene cause a rare neurodevelopmental disorder called FOXG1 syndrome, also known as congenital form of Rett syndrome. Patients presenting with FOXG1...