Thursday, May 30, 2013

Study Focuses on Autism Language Skill Development and Behavior

PITTSBURGH — Niko Stevens loves playing with his big brother, Shawn.Niko is 3. He is autistic and doesn’t speak.“He can’t say well, ‘Mommy, I just want a hug. Mommy, I just want a kiss,’” says his mother, Violet Stevens.
A new study finds the way an autistic child’s brain responds to words at an early age can help predict the child’s future language skills and social behavior.

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