Posts Tagged "infant development"

New Study May Lead to Earlier Autism Detection

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 in Autism

by Erika Edwards The idea that an autistic child could be diagnosed as an infant—and therefore be able to get the earliest treatment possible—is intriguing to experts in the field. A new study of babies who’d been placed in the neo-natal intensive care unit after birth was originally intended to research infant development. “This was not meant to be an autism study, but they went back and said: ‘We have some features here that can differentiate the kids with autism compared with kids who don’t,’” said Dr. Max Wiznitzer, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies &...

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