New Study Shows Eye Contact Reduces at 2-6 months in Autistic Children
A new study has used sophisticated eye tracking technology to measure what babies look at and for how long.
They made an incredible finding!
The babies who were later diagnosed with autism, were showing a reduction in eye contact at a VERY early age. This reduced eye contact started at anywhere from two months to six months of age.
I'll find a link to the study and see if I can get more information, such as who conducted the study and how, and what their peer reviewers think of the study.
This is regarded as really important because early treatment has already been shown to improve the children's future so much!
What this means is that children with autism could be identified within a few months of birth and therapy could be started much, much earlier.
This is NOT an association study or a 'risk factor' study. These are REAL measurements with REAL meaning!