Recognize Autism in Babies
It turns out that autism can be detect at an early age. Recent research has shown that autism can be recognized in infants in the first year. Autism can be caused by many factors, study even revealed that babies with less weight have a chance of autism.
“Symptoms are characterized by different brain response than other babies,” said Director of the Center for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College, University of London, Johnson, last week.
The conclusion, which was published by the Current Biology Journal, followed 104 study of infants aged six to ten months. Then resumed when the baby was three years old. For the purposes of the study, the researchers used passive sensors that are placed on the scalp. The device is enabled to record brain activity while the baby’s face turns after being face to face with others.
Apparently, a child with autism have unusual patterns when responding to eye contact with others. Their faces often turns away, after being face to face. Babies who grow up with brothers and sisters who are autistic, are more potentially exposed to autism. “But this study can not be said to be 100 percent accurate,” said Johnson.
Johnson acknowledged that more conclusive diagnosis is needed to ensure children with autism can only be done when the child is over two years. That’s because there are no signs of behavior that can be seen below that age. “Therefore, this study directly measured the brain activity of a child. If the symptoms can be detected early, we hope that autism can be anticipated, “he said.
Autism affects about one percent of people around the world. Spectrum disorders and mental disorders affect a person’s inability to communicate. Fairly mild symptoms seen in people affected by Asperger syndrome (a type of autism characterized by impaired language skills). The sufferer has a relatively high IQ. Many research are made in order for people to be able to detect autism early.