Development of fine motor skills is associated with expressive language outcomes in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder


July 10th, 2018

A paper published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders this year by Boin Choi, a student in Dr. Charles Nelson’s lab at Harvard University, and in collaboration with Helen, our director, found that fine motor skills are associated with expressive language outcomes in high-risk infants. They found that high-risk infants who were later diagnosed with ASD had significantly slower growth in fine motor skills between 6 months of age and 2 years of age, and that fine motor skills at 6 months of age predicted expressive language outcomes at 3 years of age.

You can download the paper here: Choi_JNeurodevDisor_2018.