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Vishal Gulati

Children with autism focus differently from children without autism – could be used for diagnosis.

April 3, 2016

 

Until now, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified using parental reports, clinical observations and interviews with the children themselves. If the newly published techniques proves to be sound, it gives doctors alternative ways of detecting ASD that are less subjective, effective at an earlier stage, and also useful in measuring the severity of the autism.

Source: To diagnose autism, we should be watching the eyes – ScienceAlert

Children with autism seek different kind of information during communication when compared to kids who don’t have autism. The video below shows it very nicely.

Study Adds Key Piece to Autism Puzzle

UVM researchers are the first to use eye-tracking technology to study how children with autism spectrum disorder interact with their eyes during conversations.