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Study Finds That Routine Pediatrician-Administered Screenings Could Flag Autism Earlier Than Other Methods

 11 months ago       164 Views

Early detection is important when it comes to treating children with autism. And now, new research presented in May at the International Society of Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting in Montreal suggests that a routine developmental screening tool already used in doctors’ offices might help identify children with autism sooner and with more accuracy.

Using the developmental screening, along with traditional autism screens, allowed researchers to retrospectively detect signs of autism by 30 months old in 75 percent of the children who would later be diagnosed with autism, compared with traditional autism screening methods, which picked up autism in just 50 percent of the kids with autism by about the same age.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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