Autism Developmental Delay Begins After 6 Months of Age

Psych Central
Date Published: 
October 31, 2012

A large, prospective study found that children with and without ASD were developmentally similar at 6 months based on clinical tests. Lead author Dr. Rebecca Landa reported, “for those children who went on to develop autism, the earliest signs of atypical development were non-specific to autism, such as general communication or motor delay.”