Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weak Non-Verbal Cues From Babies Signal Autism

 
Whether it be hand gestures, written words, or verbal phrases, communication is an important link between people. From one person to the next, communication passes on necessary messages. However, for children with autism, communication is much more difficult and autistic patients tend to have less interactions with those around them. With this in mind, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) decided to look more closely at communication issues for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in order to further investigate methods of predicting those who might have higher risk to develop the disorder.

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