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Friday, February 10, 2017

Children with emerging autism respond less to their name

​Researchers at the MIND Institute, using a population drawn from their infant sibling study, examined longitudinal patterns of response to name from 6-24 months of age. The response to name task was administered as part of the ADOS at 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 months of age in 156 infant siblings at high and low risk of ASD. ​Beginning at 9 months of age, children who were eventually diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (by 36 months) were more likely to ​fail to orient to their name, especially on more than one assessment during the time period between 12- and 24-months of age.​ Article​ | Pubmed