Doctors Develop Scale To Detect Mental Disorders
The cooing and burbling of babies may provide an early indication of problems in mental development, according to researchers at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions who have devised a test based on such noises.
The pediatricians say that their Clinical Linguistic and Auditory Milestone Scale will allow health professionals to detect severe mental retardation in infants as young as 6 months old. The test can also determine whether children as young as 2 years old have moderate developmental problems, they say.
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