Austim Can Be Diagnosed Sooner Than First Thought

A new study out seems to show that autism may be able to be diagnosed as young as 14 months.

A new study published in the JAMA Pediatrics shows the Autism spectrum disorder that may affect social skills, behavior and even speech could be detected with new guidelines given to doctor’s during recommended visits between the ages of 18 and 24 months.

Dr’s. believe early diagnosis could mean early intervention and could help the child development progress faster. In most cases the disorder is diagnosed when a child is between the age of 3 or 4.

The CDC now says that the disorder may be more common that first thought. 1 in 50 children in the U.S. are listed along the autism spectrum disorder according to a recent CDC tracker. In 2016 it was 1 in 68 children in the U.S.

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. It emerges in early childhood and lasts throughout a person’s lifetime.

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