Autism: Signs of Autism identified within five minutes in Babies

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Signs of Autism

Signs of Autism

It is now possible that within five minutes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be identified with just completing checklist filled by parents, which will help the pediatrician to diagnose autism sooner. This study is funded by The National Institute of Health (NIH) published in the Journal of Pediatrics on May 5, 2011.


Autism identified in an early age makes children to have treatment much earlier which will boost their development in other studies on this subject. It is found notable delay between the first identification of autism symptoms by the parents and the Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, even in some cases children not received the proper diagnosis and their schools have started.

“Beyond this exciting proof of concept, such a screening program would answer parents’ concerns about their child’s possible ASD symptoms earlier and with more confidence than has ever been done before,” said Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of NIH.

For improving the recognition of early Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karen Pierce, Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego with his colleagues develop a program for 137 pediatricians across the county. In this program the pediatricians was also conducted in which they screened the infants of at most one year of age through Communication and Symbolic

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