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Causes of Autism Regression

The largest study yet (involving 1,592 children) has been done to examine the factors which may influence regression of autistic children. Some children gain communication skills only to regress. Results showed that almost 77% of children who had language loss also had a regression in non-verbal communication skills such as response to their name, imitation eye contact, gestures and participation is social games. The development and loss of these non-verbal skills often occurred before the development and loss of verbal skills. In the preschool group studied, the mean age of loss to regression was 19 months. No link was established between ASD and the MMR vaccine. The last decade has shown a tenfold increase in diagnosed cases of ASD.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Science Daily

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  • Poor verbal communication skills
  • Poor non-verbal communication skills
  • Poor social interaction
  • Difficulties with leisure activities
  • Difficulties with play activities

Article Source Details

About: Causes of Autism Regression

Date: 3 December 2004

Source: Science Daily

Author: Ann Arbor


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
  • Diagnosis of autism
  • Diagnosis of ASD
  • Diagnosis of poor verbal communication skills
  • Diagnosis of poor non-verbal communication skills
  • Diagnosis of poor social interaction
  • Diagnosis of difficulties with leisure activities
  • Diagnosis of difficulties with play activities
  • Research
  • Research and autism spectrum disorder
  • Research and autism
  • Research and ASD
  • Research and poor verbal communication skills
  • Research and poor non-verbal communication skills
  • Research and poor social interaction
  • Research and difficulties with leisure activities
  • Research and difficulties with play activities

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