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Examining association between infant screen viewing, social activities and development of autism-like symptoms

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: Data from a study of environmental influences on child health and development were used to investigate the extent to which frequency of screen viewing and social activities such as parent-child play and reading through 18-months of age were associated with the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ASD-like symptoms among 2,100 children at age 2.

Authors: David S. Bennett, Ph.D., of the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0230)

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