Calling child’s name a simple test for autism and other developmental delays26-Apr-2013
A child’s failure to respond to his or her name at one year of age may be an early warning sign of autism or other developmental delays.
The study, published in the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, involved children age 1 seated at a table with a small toy. A researcher walked behind and called his or her name in a clear voice. If the child did not respond after three seconds, the name was called again. For up to 2 years afterward the researchers followed the infants who did not respond to their name, and three-quarters of these infants had developmental problems.
-New Zealand Herald, Reuters
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