Fine motor skills of kids with autism can predict language

Fine motor skills of kids with autism can predict language

Fine motor skills—the ones used for eating, writing, and buttoning clothes—may offer a way to predict whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities. The study highlights the association between fine motor skills and their later language development in young speech-delayed children with autism who, at approximately age three, are nonverbal or using primarily single words to communicate. In an American sample of language-delayed children with autism, researchers found that nearly half had extremely delayed fine motor skills.

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