By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com
Researchers may not yet fully know what causes autism, but they are gaining ground on tools and resources for screening, as early diagnosis can lead to improved treatment options. A recent study from the University of California, San Diego gives insight on autistic children’s preferences for pattern and repetition.
Autistic Children Prefer Patterns Over Social Images
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by problems with social interaction and communication that appears in the first three years of life. Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group, estimates that 1 in 68 children are affected and that boys are affected about 3-4 times more often than girls.
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