Thursday, August 5, 2010

Researchers Find Predictors of Autism in Infants

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Certain behaviors seen in infants as young as 1-month-old may be predictors of autism spectrum disorders, according to new research by scientists at the Institute for Basic Research and Developmental Disabilities, Willowbrook.
IBR director Dr. W. Ted Brown said the findings -- published Monday in the online journal Pediatrics and set to appear in next month’s print issue -- could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention.
"Some of these clues will help us understand the causes of ASD and help identify children who may need earlier intervention," he said. "The earlier the intervention, the better, is what we always say."

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