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Eye Fixation is Lost, Not Absent, in ASD

By Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D. on November 15, 2013
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News Brief: A new article in the high impact journal Nature has received a lot of coverage in the media recently, for good reason. United States researchers revealed that poor eye contact observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) results from a gradual decline in eye fixation in two to six-month-old infants. Their findings suggest a potential window for early intervention in ASD before this social behavior is lost. It remains unclear, however, if addressing eye fixation deficits will improve other ASD-related behaviors.

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