Pitch of babies' cries may predict risk of autism

11/29/2012 | MedicalDaily.com

U.S. researchers assessed samples of babies' cries at age 6 months and found that the three babies with the highest-pitched cries were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 3. The cries of at-risk babies were described in the study as being rougher and having less clear quality than babies not considered at risk for autism. The study was published in the journal Autism Research.

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