New System Shown to Improve Early Diagnosis of Autism
[Source: Psych Central]
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new system to screen and evaluate children for autism spectrum disorders. The primary care-driven system will be implemented statewide with a goal of determining if a children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an earlier age.
A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with ASD. While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after the age of 4.
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