Children with autism are not typically diagnosed with the disorder until their second birthday or later. This is because the challenges associated with autism may not be recognizable right away. However, a new study could pave the way for the detection of autism in children as young as six months of age, allowing for early intervention therapies and better results.
Watch this video to hear about this promising new research. This news clip explains a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry , which examined the MRI brain scans of children considered to be at a high risk of autism because of their family history. The study found that the children who were later diagnosed with autism displayed significant differences in brain circuitry.
Researchers agree that early intervention therapy, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, offers the best possible outcome for children. Learn more about ABA therapy at The Behavior Exchange of Plano by calling (972) 312-8733.
Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA