Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Clinic Notes: Video Clip Diagnosis of Autism

Today's Schafer Report (October 16, 2007) has an article on a free new web site that features video clips of toddlers displaying autistic behavior such as stimming, echolalia, fascinated by a spinning cup, and other early signs of autism. The creators of the tape caution that these behaviors can be seen in normally developing children, but alert parents to the fact that an early evaluation might be advisable. As the article points out parents are often the first to recognize that something is not right. Unfortunately, parents, especially first time parents, wait too long. If you have concerns about your child or are just interested in the video clips go to http://www.autismspeaks.org

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