Autism diagnosis at early age leads to better social development – study

Autism diagnosis at early age leads to better social development - study

Dinstein led a team to study over 100 children with ASD and the symptoms they had over a 1-2 year time period. The children at the time were between the ages of 1-5 years. Susana Cristo Anzola is pulled by her daughter Olivia, a 4-year-old on the autism spectrum, to enter a closed playground during the lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 9, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/SUSANA VERA) Getting diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 2 and a half years or earlier can reportedly lead to improvements in social symptoms in later years, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University. Researchers at BGU stated that those on the spectrum diagnosed early would have better social skills than those who were diagnosed later in life. This highlights the importance of early diagnosis, as it would be critical to eliminate diagnosis barriers, according to Prof. Ilan Dinstein, head of the Azrieli National Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment Research at BGU. Dinstein led a team to study over 100 children with ASD and the symptoms they had over a 1-2 year time period. The children at the time were between the ages of 1-5 years. All the […]

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