This Software Can Screen for Autism

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by runawaybunny, May 27, 2014.

  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

    This Software Can Screen for Autism - Smithsonian

    What expert? This autism screening software works just as well.

    A team of Duke University researchers have developed new autism-screening software that can track and record infants’ activity during videotaped tests. On one hand, the procedure is non-invasive, accurate and could be immediately useful. On the other, some parents may prefer a clinician over a computer when it comes to their kid’s autism diagnosis. But what if the computer was just as good at spotting behavioral markers as an expert?