Study finds autistic children don't respond to contagious yawning

09/16/2010 | HealthDay News

A U.S. study revealed that children ages 6 to 15 with autism spectrum disorder were much less likely to yawn contagiously. "The fact that autistic children are not yawning is a signal those basic social bonds that are forming in infants and children are not forming in children with autism," the lead author said.

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