Infant Brain Changes Could Be Autism Predictor, Small Study Says


from ASHA Leader

Magnetic resonance imaging showing accelerated growth of brain surface area during an infant’s first year of life has allowed researchers to predict—with 80 percent accuracy in a small-scale study—whether the infant would later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 2 years old.

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