Sunday, November 11, 2012

Child Prodigies: A Unique Form of Autism?

A study of eight child prodigies suggests a significant link between their special abilities and autism.
“The link between child prodigies and autism is strong in our study,” said Joanne Ruthsatz, Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University.
“Our findings suggest child prodigies have traits in common with autistic children, but something is preventing them from displaying the deficits we associate with the disorder.”

Click HERE to read the whole story at Psych Central

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