Checklist Could Spot Children With Autism Earlier

Souce: The Washington Post

April 28, 2011

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Pediatricians could diagnose children with autism earlier by asking parents to fill out a simple, five-minute checklist when they take their babies in for their first-year checkups, according to research released Thursday. 

The federally funded study involving more than 10,000 infants found that the questionnaire appeared to identify about half of children who eventually would be diagnosed with the brain disorder.

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