Screening speech may aid autism diagnosis: study

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    Screening speech may aid autism diagnosis: study - Reuters

    A device may be able to automatically screen young children for autism based on how they talk, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

    The small recorder fits into a child's pocket and analyzes the words the child says during the day, and a software program evaluates how the child makes certain sounds.

    The program correctly identified an existing autism diagnosis 86 percent of the time. The analysis also predicted the age of a typically developing child, said the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
     
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