Infants at Risk
The Mifne Center is a pioneer in diagnosis and treatment of infants. Early diagnosis is critical in the treatment of autism. Since the 90’s the age of diagnosis has been lowered consistently in order to enable the treatment of younger children. There is a consensus that autism can be diagnosed by the age of three, however recently diagnostic tools have been developed to assess autism in infants before 18 months.
The brain undergoes explosive growth during infancy. The social engagement and speech areas in the brain are rapidly developing between birth and age 2. Clinical experience at the Mifne Center indicates that the younger children improved more significantly than children who approached the age of three.
- Red Lights – Early Signs of Autism in Infants
- Signs of Autism in Infants – Recognition and Early Intervention
Autism in the First Year of Life
The Mifne Center treats infants at risk who display early signs of autism in their first year of life. The term pre-autism is used to refer to an infant’s inappropriate responses that signal bonding difficulties. A list of eight markers was found out of the research results between the years 2000-2007, at the Mifne Center for the detection of pre-autism.
Early Detection of Attachment Development Disorder in Infants
The recently launched ‘Infants At Risk’ project is a joint undertaking of the Mifne Center and Sourasky Medical Center of Tel-Aviv (Ichilov Hospital). It was introduced following clinical experience that accumulated at the Center, and is the first of its kind not only in Israel, but globally.
Infants who were diagnosed at the hospital and found at high risk are referred to The Mifne Center for treatment.
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