Physical growth and development in a sample of autistic girls from New South Wales

J. F. Harper, J. K. Collins*

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    Abstract

    Height, weight, and other anthropometric data, age incidence for onset of menarche and the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics were examined in a sample of 28 autistic girls. Growth and development appeared to be significantly retarded in the autistic group when compared with normative data. There was a tendency for menarche and the appearance of secondary sexual characteristic to be delayed. A significantly large proportion of the group were found to be either left-handed or ambidextrous.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-112
    Number of pages3
    JournalAustralian Paediatric Journal
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1979

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