Developmental Outcomes In Children With Autism Predicted By Early Brain Responses To Words
[Source: Medical News Today]
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The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study.
The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, are among the first to demonstrate that a brain marker can predict future abilities in children with autism.
“We’ve shown that the brain’s indicator of word learning in 2-year-olds already diagnosed with autism predicts their eventual skills on a broad set of cognitive and linguistic abilities and adaptive behaviors,” said lead author Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.
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