Babies Who Do Not Respond to Their Names May Be at Risk for Developmental Disorders, Including Autism

April 5, 2007

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute researchers say simple test can initiate earlier assessment and intervention

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)—Year-old babies who do not respond when their name is called may be more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental problem at age 2, making this simple test a potential early indicator for such conditions. The study, led by researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, is published in the April issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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