• Early Developmental Trends in High-Risk Neonates Later Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    2 monthes ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    We hypothesized that clinical data from a neonatal intensive care unit infant developmental follow-up clinic would identify early manifestations of autism spectrum disorder .
    Methods:
    One hundred forty-four infants were identified; 72 later diagnosed with ASD and 72 controls. Retrospective chart review provided data from the Test of Infant Motor Performance and the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, third edition , between 8 and 26 months of age.
    Results:
    Between-group comparisons indicated no significant group difference in TIMP scores; however, Bayley-III scaled...
    Read more ...