Vanessa Bal, PhD, on How Motor Skills May Affect Language Impairment in Autism

Dr Bal discusses new research suggesting that fine motor skills could be predictive of long-term language disabilities among individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Vanessa Bal, PhD, is an associate professor and the Karmazin and Lillard Chair in Adult Autism at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Bal VH, Fok M, Lord C, et al. Predictors of longer‐term development of expressive language in two independent longitudinal cohorts of language‐delayed preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder [Published online August 19, 2019]. J Child Psychol Psychiatry.