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New Technology Reveals Unique Vocal Signature in Autism - featured July 20, 2010

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[Source: Medical News Today, Science Daily.com, Reuters]

A new automated vocal analysis technology could fundamentally change the study of language development as well as the screening for autism spectrum disorders and language delay, reports a study in the July 19 online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The LENA™ (Language Environment Analysis) system automatically labeled infant and child vocalizations from recordings and thereafter an automatic acoustic analysis designed by the researchers showed that pre-verbal vocalizations of very young children with autism are distinctly different from those of typically developing children with 86 percent accuracy.

Read CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Blog on this Study

Read More about this Study on Medical News.com

Tags: News of the Week Autism Newsletter 23 July 2010