Toddlers who sleep poorly or overreact or underreact to sensory stimuli have more repetitive behaviors and other autism traits later in childhood.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: repetitive behavior
A short, widely used screening survey for autism called the AQ-10 may not be reliable for measuring traits of the condition in the general population.
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