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New autism early detection technique analyses how children scan faces

Symptoms of ASD typically appear in the first two years of life and affect the child's ability to function socially

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Anita Layton and Mehrshad Sadria | The Conversation
Imagine that your son Tommy is about to turn two. He is a shy and sweet little boy, but his behaviours can be unpredictable. He throws the worst temper tantrums, sometimes crying and screaming inconsolably for an hour. The smallest changes in routines can throw him off.
Is this a bad case of the so-called “terrible twos”? Should you give Tommy some time to grow out of this phase? Or, are these signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — the neurodevelopmental disorder that affects around two per cent of the population, the equivalent of about one or two
Topics : autism

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 9:43 AM IST

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