Research


Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- At least one sign
of autism may begin as early as 2 months of life, new research suggests.

The study of 110 babies found that infants later diagnosed with autism
showed a decline in the amount of attention they paid to other people's
eyes beginning at 2 months and continuing until 24 months.


 


Your Baby at 2 Months


How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your
child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.
Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 2 months. Take this with
you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
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