publication . Article . 2013

Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers: A Follow-Up Study in the Danish National Birth Cohort

Sanne Lemcke; Svend Juul; Erik T. Parner; Marlene B. Lauritsen; Poul Thorsen;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2013
Abstract
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 va...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activitiesgenetic structures
free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Autism spectrum disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Child development, Psychology, Developmental psychology, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Psychomotor learning, Intellectual disability, Public health, Psychiatry, Danish, language.human_language, language, Autism, Cohort
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