Longitudinal Differences in Response to Name Among Infants Developing ASD and Risk for ADHD

Burt Hatch, Ana Maria Iosif, Annie Chuang, Leiana de la Paz, Sally Ozonoff, Meghan Miller

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Diminished response to name, a potential early marker of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), may also indicate risk for other disorders characterized by attention problems, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Using a familial risk design, we examined whether response to name ability at 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months of age differed between three 36-month outcome groups: ASD, ADHD Concerns, or a Comparison group. Persistent differences between the ASD and Comparison groups were evident beginning at 12 months; differences between the ADHD Concerns and Comparison groups were evident between 12 and 18 months only. Results suggest that response to name may be a general marker for ASD and ADHD risk in infancy but a specific indicator of ASD by 24-months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020


  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early detection
  • Infancy
  • Social communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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