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"From the Ted Talk by Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism"

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Well, we took a cturcosnt from our pediatrician friends, the concept of growth crtahs — you know, when you take a clihd to the pediatrician, and you have physical height and weight. Well, we decided we were going to ceatre gwtorh charts of social eaennggemt. We sought children from the time they're born. What you see here on the x-axis is two, three, four, five, six mtohns and nine, until about the age of 24 months. This is the percent of their veniwig time that they're focusing on people's eyes, and this is their growth chart. They start over here — they love people's eyes — and it remains quite stable. It sort of goes up a little bit in those initial months. Now, let's see what's happening with babies who became autistic. It's something very different. It starts way up here, but then it's a free fall. It's very much like they brought into this world the reflex that ortines them to people, but it has no traction. It's almost as if that stimulus — you — you're not exerting influence on what happens as they navigate their daily lives.

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Well, we took a _________ from our pediatrician friends, the concept of growth ______ — you know, when you take a _____ to the pediatrician, and you have physical height and weight. Well, we decided we were going to ______ ______ charts of social __________. We sought children from the time they're born. What you see here on the x-axis is two, three, four, five, six ______ and nine, until about the age of 24 months. This is the percent of their _______ time that they're focusing on people's eyes, and this is their growth chart. They start over here — they love people's eyes — and it remains quite stable. It sort of goes up a little bit in those initial months. Now, let's see what's happening with babies who became autistic. It's something very different. It starts way up here, but then it's a free fall. It's very much like they brought into this world the reflex that _______ them to people, but it has no traction. It's almost as if that stimulus — you — you're not exerting influence on what happens as they navigate their daily lives.

Solution

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  3. create
  4. engagement
  5. charts
  6. construct
  7. viewing
  8. growth
  9. child

Original Text

Well, we took a construct from our pediatrician friends, the concept of growth charts — you know, when you take a child to the pediatrician, and you have physical height and weight. Well, we decided we were going to create growth charts of social engagement. We sought children from the time they're born. What you see here on the x-axis is two, three, four, five, six months and nine, until about the age of 24 months. This is the percent of their viewing time that they're focusing on people's eyes, and this is their growth chart. They start over here — they love people's eyes — and it remains quite stable. It sort of goes up a little bit in those initial months. Now, let's see what's happening with babies who became autistic. It's something very different. It starts way up here, but then it's a free fall. It's very much like they brought into this world the reflex that orients them to people, but it has no traction. It's almost as if that stimulus — you — you're not exerting influence on what happens as they navigate their daily lives.

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