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The one where a paper seemed to say screen time causes autism

Does it? No. This was a classic case of mistaking correlation vs. causation. 

February 11, 2022

Screen time has been a hot topic for years, and it is sure to continue being so with the on-again-off-again virtual learning we’ve all seen (thanks, COVID). We’ve talked in the past about how most kids are exposed to screens at a young age and the relationship between autism and screen time. Research about how media exposure affects child development is often muddy and inconsistent. 

A paper published this month has sparked a lot of controversy on social media, and understandably so…

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