|Toddlers with autism tend to pay more attention to sounds and motion when observing other people rather than body actions or gestures, research has found.
A new study carried out at the Yale School of Medicine shows that autistic two-year-olds only recognise movements that are physically synchronous with sounds and not those associated with human social interaction or body language.
Therefore, rather than reading the eyes for information, children with autism focus on the relation between lip motion and speech sounds, the experts suggest.
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