A new visual technique could identify the symptoms of autism before the first year of life

On several occasions we have talked about autism, a neurological disorder that is part of the group of disorders called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and that affects the ability to communicate and interact with other people.

Typically, this disorder is detected between two and three years, but according to a recent study, a new technique could identify certain symptoms of autism in babies before their first birthday.

An experimental research conducted by Uppsala University in Sweden, has discovered that doctors may be able to detect the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder after 10 months of life of babies.

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The study was conducted with a sample of 112 babies, of whom 82 had a history of autism in their family, increasing the probability of suffering from it, while the remaining 31 had lower chances.

The researchers conducted their tests using a technique in which they followed the visual responses of the babies, as well as the initiative they showed in the interactions with visual stimuli and their parents.

By comparing their results with the autism diagnoses of babies at age three, they were able to determine that children who were looking for less eye contact with an adult Through the tests performed, they were more likely to have symptoms of autism.

This study is one of those that have been carried out in recent years in order to detect autism early, as it is known that The sooner the diagnosis is achieved, children can begin to be treated with the necessary therapies to improve their physical, emotional and communicative skills.

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