Developmental Impact of ”Silent” Ear Health Conditions (2011), Autism Science Digest

The autism epidemic now claims an estimated 1 in 110 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2010). Although a variety of causes are being investigated, it is suspected that more than one factor is responsible. Kelly Dorfman, MS, a licensed nutritionist and co-founder of Developmental Delay Resources, has coined the term post-traumatic ear infection syndrome (PTEIS) to refer to children who are apparently normal at birth but in the aftermath of chronic ear infections and inflammation go on to develop auditory processing problems and developmental delays.

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