Predicting the Emergence of Social Communication Across the First Three Years of Life

Date Added
November 9th, 2018
PRO Number
Jessica Bradshaw

List of Studies

Autism, Children's Health, Infant, Language, Pregnancy

Early intervention for infants and toddlers with or at-risk for autism spectrum disorder can promote developmental skills and improve lifelong outcomes. Yet, many children with ASD are not diagnosed until after age 3. In order to improve early detection of ASD, we are investigating very early predictors of social communication challenges in infants as young as 1 week to 6 months of age.

This research study examines how the development of attention and motor skills in the first year of life is associated with the emergence of social and communication skills in three groups of infants: infants who are first born or who have a sibling with no developmental delays, infants who have an older sibling diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and infants who were born preterm.

Recruitment Contact
Emma Platt

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