Baby Talk: How Babbling Can Point To Signs Of Autism

Apr 27, 2016

One of the first signs of autism in infants is the delay of what's known as babbling. Babbling is exactly what it sounds like: indiscernible words of jumbled consonants and vowels strung together. It's adorable when babies do it, but it’s also an important stage of language development. Gordon Ramsay, a doctor at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, has collected the largest database of baby babbles. The Marcus Autism Center is a subsidiary of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

We spoke with Dr. Ramsay about how these recordings could help parents prevent a child from becoming nonverbal. 

More information about how to participate in the infant speech study can be found here