Children with autism imitate more efficiently than socially

04/8/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Children with autism spectrum disorder were less likely to mimic actions deemed unecessary in completing a task than those without the condition, according to a U.K. study in the journal Current Biology. "The data suggest that children with autism do things efficiently rather than socially, whereas typical children do things socially rather than efficiently," study researcher Antonia Hamilton said.

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