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Kids’ Sleep, Ear Troubles May Point To Autism

[Source:  Disability Scoop]
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Frequent ear infections and waking up multiple times per night are among a growing list of potential early signs of autism, new research suggests.
Kids who were later diagnosed with the developmental disorder were more likely to have trouble sleeping at 9-months-old, according to findings published in the Journal of Early Intervention. Such children also had a greater number of ear infections than their typically-developing peers.
For the study, researchers compared data on about 100 children with autism to that of typically-developing kids who were part of the federal government’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which tracked the development of 14,000 children born in 2001 from birth until kindergarten.
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