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Molly Helt Co-Authors Activity Book for Early Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A new book co-authored by Trinity College Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Molly Helt is designed to make early intervention treatment even earlier than ever for infants at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk: How to Use Everyday Routines to Build Social and Communication […]

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Diet-Based Epilepsy Therapy May Offer Hope for Children with Autism

A dietary therapy known to be highly effective at reducing epileptic seizures may independently reduce behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders, new research on mice has shown. The high-fat, low-carbohydrate food regimen, known as a “ketogenic” diet, has been prescribed to treat epilepsy patients — most often in children — for nearly 100 years. Research […]

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