Some infants who are later diagnosed with autism have trouble holding up their heads or following objects with their eyes as early as 6 months of age.
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Visual processing irregularities in autism are subtle and depend on the child’s age, gender and task at hand.
Parents can spot early signs of autism in their children but doctors don’t always listen to them, suggest two new studies.
A 20-minute test enlists parents in gauging a toddler’s social development by showing them a video of how a typically developing child acts.
A new study is the first rigorous test of a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can shape the course of autism.
Names such as autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability are ‘umbrella’ terms that muddy the search for the true cause of an individual’s symptoms, says Eric London. He plans to come up with an alternative diagnostic scheme for developmental disabilities over the next two years.
Getting to a diagnosis of autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder is a long and frustrating experience for some families — especially when it comes to finding the underlying genetic cause. DNA sequencing could ease this arduous journey.