Researchers Devise a More ‘Child-Friendly’ Test for Autism

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[Source:  Medical News Today]

The current methods of diagnosing autism in children use questionnaires and psychologist evaluations. However, these methods can be stressful for those at a young age. New research now suggests an easy, more stress-free test that simply tracks the gaze of a
child looking at a computer screen.

Researchers have devised a new, less stressful method of diagnosing autism based on ‘how a child looks at everything.’

“The current approaches to determining if someone has autism are not really child-friendly,” notes Mehrshad Sadria, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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