Autism, Autism Tests & Diagnosis

Head Size, Autism and IQ

Mind Hacks has some details on a study that links the size of your head at birth to your IQ. Last year, Myomancy covered a study linking head size to autism.
The implications of both these studies are significant if their findings are confirmed. It might gives us a way of identifying those babies at risk of autism. It may also give rise to less desirable behaviour such as parents worrying that their child’s normal size head means that the child won’t be smart.


  1. I suspect that this is a bit of a long shot – my two boys [head sizes] differ significantly and I doubt that has anything to do with how their autism manifests itself. That said, I’m all for research, anything that might make a difference.
    Best wishes

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