Did You Know This? Where Your Baby Is Looking COULD be a Sign of AutismAllison Espiritu
One of the potential signs of autism is when a child doesn’t make eye contact. It’s not always a sign, but it is common. Is it possible to find signs like this at an even earlier age? It may be now.
Researchers at Emory University have discovered an eye tracking software that shows where your baby is looking and has proven to find changes already happening that may detect autism.
Studying babies as early as two months old, these researchers have found that by six months, children with autism spend less time looking at eyes. This technology can now help identify autism before a parent or doctor sees signs.
Note: Be aware this isn’t something you can see with the naked eye, so please do not try to go looking for it yourself and cause yourself unnecessary worry. But if you do have any concerns or see noticeable signs of autism, be sure to bring them to your child’s doctor.