UC-San Diego Researchers Find Brain Scans Can Predict Language Skills in Children With Autism
A new study by UC-San Diego researchers finds that brain scans can be used to determine whether infants and toddlers with autism will develop normal language abilities. If the research is confirmed, it would be the first time scientists used brain imaging technology to accurately diagnose autism and help inform therapy decisions.
- "Brain Scan Predicts Autism Outcome" (Fikes, U-T San Diego, 4/9).
- "In Autism, the Brain's Response to Speech Speaks Volumes" (Healy, "Science Now," Los Angeles Times, 4/9).
- "Toddler Brain Images Reveal Which May Have Autism and Struggle With Language" (Eunjung Cha, "To Your Health," Washington Post, 4/9).