Overhaul of our understanding of why autism potentially occurs

12 agosto 2014

An analysis of autism research covering genetics, brain imaging, and cognition has overhauled our understanding of why autism potentially occurs, develops and results in a diversity of symptoms. “One of the consequences of our new model will be to focus early childhood intervention on developing the particular strengths of the child’s brain, rather than exclusively trying to correct missing behaviors, a practice that may be a waste of a once in a lifetime opportunity,” states one author.