The autistic spectrum of disorders is a truly multi-stage and polysyllabic type of psychophysiological diseases, which modern children usually test for at the age of 18 to 24 months, which is the usual norm. However, according to a recent study by specialists from several US universities and published in the scientific journal JAMA Pediatrics, a special screening test for children with a sign of autism can be performed at an earlier age – namely at 14 months. Experts advocate this point of view, pointing to the results that they were able to achieve during a 12-year study of this issue.
According to recent studies, scientists from the United States announced that it is such an early age that is the most successful temporary marker for determining autism, since the brain of children at this age is in the most plastic and flexible form, and therefore reacts more sensitively to various test triggers. In addition, the research team also pointed out that the diagnosis of autism becomes especially useful and important at an earlier age in order to prepare them in a special way for more effective social adaptation at school – this is especially true in the case of a real detection of the autistic spectrum of the disease.
It is worth noting that autism has some really interesting points regarding changes in brain neuroplasty, and therefore in the environment of 1,263 test children, the percentage of detection of the autistic spectrum increased by 33%, which is a rather large indicator of the total clinical number.
Thus, the recently presented model of an earlier diagnosis of the autistic spectrum is really interesting and multifunctional, especially in comparison with the traditional approach for detecting autism in children. However, specialists want to conduct additional research in this direction, thereby increasing the share of the indicative result.