Head Lag -- Head and Neck Weakness -- May Be Sign of Autism in 6-Month-Olds

While it has been known that weak head and neck control in babies may signal developmental delays, new research revealed that it could also signal autism. A simple pull-to-sit test for babies may help in early detection of autism spectrum disorders, according to the findings from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. "If there is a family member with autism, the presence of motor disruption in infancy is a red flag, indicating that social and communication development could also be...Full Story
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