Checklist May Spot Autism at One-Year Checkup

By Michael Smith, N.A. Correspondent, Medpage Today

A simple checklist, administered at the one-year well-baby checkup, has
the potential to identify children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)
as early as 12 months — prompting earlier and possibly more
effective treatment, researchers reported.



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re is extensive evidence that early therapy can have a positive
impact on the developing brain,” remarked lead author Karen Pierce, PhD,
of the University of California San Diego.

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