More Kids with Autism May Be Doing Well Than Previously Thought
[Source: Medical X-Press]
School-age children with autism may be faring better than commonly thought, with most “doing well” in at least some aspects of development, a new study suggests.
The study, of 272 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), found that nearly 80% were doing well in at least one of five developmental areas by age 10. Nearly one-quarter were doing well in four of those areas.
The researchers said that the findings suggest positive trajectories in ASD are more common than generally thought. That’s because the study took a wider view of what “doing well” means.
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