From Parenting 24/7: University of Illinois Extension


Not responding to name may be sign of autism

Posted Apr 04, 2007.

CHICAGO - A child's failure to respond to his or her name at one year of age may be an early warning sign of autism or other developmental problems, researchers reported on Monday. The finding is significant because "earlier identification of autism offers the possibility of early intervention, which holds promise for improving outcomes," said the report from the University of California Davis in Sacramento.

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