Repetitive behavior in toddlers may signal autism — – Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

See on Scoop.itDevelopmental & Behavioral Challenges in Children

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

As parents continually worry about whether their child could be in the autism spectrum, there is a need to be able to distinguish between what is normal for each developmental age and what is beyond the range of normal.


This study is a great step in helping to create those tools and benchmarks as to what is normal and what is a red flag for concerns. Once concerns  have been noted, then systems of teaching the needed skills can begin (early intervention).

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