When it comes to developmental delays, the earlier they are detected and treated, the better the outcome will be. This is why it’s so distressing to hear that autism is not being detected early in minority children as it is in white children. And even when diagnosed early, the delays found in minority children are more severe.
What could be the reasons? Socioeconomic differences may not be the culprit, according to a small study conducted at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute in which all of the families were middle-class. It is more likely that cultural differences are to blame.
Many Latino parents wait and see, especially when their child isn’t speaking yet. Others may have had their concerns dismissed by their doctor, and never questioned their authority.
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