Questionnaire May Help Identify Babies At Risk For Autism.

Medscape (8/3, Lowry) reports, “A questionnaire for parents is a promising tool for identifying 12-month-old infants who are at risk for an eventual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” according to a 699-patient study published online July 10 in Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice. The “study showed that 31% of children identified by the inventory as being at risk for ASD at 12 months had a confirmed diagnosis by age three years.” What’s more, “85% of the children identified at 12 months had a developmental disability or concern by age three,” researchers reported.

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