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Screen time and Autism risk in Children - In conversation with Dr Chhaya Prasad, Neuro-developmental Pediatrician
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Did you know? According to a study in Jan 2022 in JAMA, more than 2 hours of screen time at 1 year age can triple the risk of autism diagnosis in boys at 3 years age!
Why can this happen?
Can we talk about the actual study - what does it say?
What is autism, how do you explain it to the parents, and why is increasing generally?
What may be the reason for this autism risk is increased with more screen time?
How to screen for Autism as a general pediatrician, M-Chat versus ISAA testing for Indian kids.
What are the current guidelines for screen time in children?
Practical tips on how to reduce screen time?
And some final tips on having physically and mentally healthy kids!
Dr Chhaya Prasad is a Neuro-developmental paediatrician of International repute, and is working with developmentally challenged children for over 15 years at Asha, her centre in Chandigarh.
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