Journal article

Skeletal Growth Dysregulation in Australian Male Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cherie C Green, Cheryl Dissanayake, Danuta Z Loesch, Bui Minh, Josephine Barbaro

Autism Research | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Recent findings suggest that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are larger in size for head circumference (HC), height, and weight compared to typically developing (TD) children; however, little is known about their rate of growth, especially in height and weight. The current study aimed to: (a) confirm and extend upon previous findings of early generalized overgrowth in ASD; and (b) determine if there were any differences in the rate of growth between infants and toddlers with ASD compared to their TD peers. Measurements of HC, height, and weight were available for 135 boys with ASD and 74 TD boys, from birth through 3 years of age. Size and growth rate in HC, height, and weight w..

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