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Limited Motor Skills In Early Infancy May Be Trait Of Autism, Kennedy Krieger Institute Study


6/18/2014 6:40:03 AM

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Researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md., announced findings that provide evidence for reduced grasping and fine motor activity among six-month-old infants with an increased familial risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The research, which was published in Child Development, has important implications for our overall understanding of ASDs. Furthermore, the results suggest that subtle lags in object exploration-related motor skills in early infancy may present an ASD endophenotype -- a heritable characteristic that may have genetic relation to ASD without predicting a full diagnosis- and further our understanding of the genes involved in the disorder.

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