Variation in Early Developmental Course in Autism and its Relation with Behavioral Outcome at 3–4 Years of Age

  title={Variation in Early Developmental Course in Autism 
and its Relation with Behavioral Outcome at 3–4 Years of Age},
  author={Emily Werner and Geraldine Dawson and Jeff Munson and Julie Osterling},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
The aims of the present study were to describe variations in the early course of development in autism by utilizing an in-depth parent interview that incorporated techniques to improve accuracy of parent recall, and to examine the relation between variations in early developmental course in autism and behavioral outcome at 3–4 years of age. The Early Development Interview, which consisted of questions about child’s behavior in several domains from birth through 2 years of age, was created and… 

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