New Study Shows Half Of Children With Autism Can Be Accurately Diagnosed At Close To One Year Of Age

July 6, 2007

Kennedy Krieger Institute, July 2, 2007

According to the results of a recent study by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, close to half of children with autism can be diagnosed by about 14 months of age. Some early warning signs include: difficulty initiating communication with others; reduced variety of sounds, words and gestures used to communicate; atypical play patterns; failure to respond to the cues of others; and compromised ability to share experiences with others.

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