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Unusual toy use is autism clue

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A UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute study has found that infants later diagnosed with autism exhibited unusual exploration of objects long before being diagnosed. Studying a group of children at high risk for developing autism, a team led by autism researcher Sally Ozonoff found that those eventually diagnosed with the disorder were more likely to spin, repetitively rotate, stare at and look out of the corners of their eyes at simple objects, including a baby bottle and a rattle, as early as 12 months of age. These findings could help pediatricians diagnose and treat autism earlier, reducing some of the social and educational impediments associated with the disorder. The study was published in Autism, the journal of the National Autistic Society.

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