Research Funded by the NJACE Published in Nature Scientific Reports

See the full publication here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-00156-2.epdf

From the coverage at Rutgers: https://www.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-researchers-find-links-genetic-disorders-walking-patterns

Rutgers researchers have linked the genetic disorders Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome – both linked to autism and health problems – to walking patterns by examining the microscopic movements of those wearing motion-sensored sneakers.

The method, published in a new study in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, detects gait problems 15 to 20 years before their clinical diagnosis and could help advance intervention models to preserve brain structure and function.

Younger siblings of children with ASD are known to be at higher risk for developing language delays. The Infancy Studies Lab at Rutgers University-Newark has created an engaging interactive acoustic experience with the aim of helping baby siblings of children with ASD develop better pre-language skills known to be important for optimal and efficient language acquisition. Watch this short video to learn more about how to participate in this exciting, innovative research study.