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ERIC Number: EJ1037727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers: A Follow-Up Study in the Danish National Birth Cohort
Lemcke, Sanne; Juul, Svend; Parner, Erik T.; Lauritsen, Marlene B.; Thorsen, Poul
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n10 p2366-2375 Oct 2013
To identify possible early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the Danish National Birth Cohort, we studied prospectively collected interviews from 76,441 mothers about their children's development and behaviour at 6 and 18 months. In Danish national registries, 720 children with ASD and 231 children with intellectual disability (ID) were identified. At 6 months, associations between early signs and ASD or ID were found only in few areas. At 18 months social, language, and motor skills were delayed, and suspicion of vision and hearing problems were increased for both groups. Signs distinguishing ASD from ID were unclear, and the positive predictive values regarding ASD were below 10 % for individual predictors and aggregated risk scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark