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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 07:45 am

health Closure of schools delays autism diagnosis

health Closure of schools delays autism diagnosis
With institutes shut, signs go unnoticed

21, 07:11 AM Jhinuk Mazumdar Those working with individuals with autism said parents often ignored signs because the child was able to function at home.” Those working with individuals with autism said parents often ignored signs because the child was able to function at home.“It is difficult for parents to pick up signs, especially in those children who are on the milder end of the spectrum,” said Indrani Basu, founder, Autism Society West Bengal.He was speaking at a panel discussion on health and nutrition, organised by the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, in association with Unicef, on Saturday.

File photo ADVERTISEMENT The closure of schools from March 2020 because of Covid-19 is leading to a delay in the detection of autism in many children, doctors and special educators said.“Many children with autism are coming to me at the age of four.

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