Prototype app for mobile devices could screen children at risk for autism spectrum disorder

WHAT: A mobile app was successful at distinguishing toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from typically developing toddlers based on their eye movements while watching videos, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that the app could one day screen infants and toddlers for ASD and refer them for early intervention, when chances for treatment success are greatest. The study appears in JAMA Pediatrics and was conducted by…

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