Enhanced Visual Attention May Be Early Predictor of Autism

Enhanced Visual Attention May Be Early Predictor of Autism

Infants who can quickly recognize unusual visual patterns may be more likely to develop autism symptoms
By Jessica Schmerler | June 11, 2015

The characteristic of “seeing the world differently” may manifest in early infancy.
Approximately one in 68 children is identified with some form of autism, from extremely mild to severe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. On average, diagnosis does not occur until after age four, yet all evidence indicates that early intervention is the best way to maximize the treatment impact. Various tests that look for signs of autism in infants have not been conclusive but a new exercise could improve early diagnosis, and also help reduce worry among parents that they did not intervene as soon as possibleRead More…