While we can reliably diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 24 months, most children are diagnosed much later. This is largely due to:
- a lack of resources,
- poor adherence to screening guidelines
- and the fact that primary care physicians are often uncomfortable talking about autism risk to parents.
But what if we could use a simple and easy, routine eye test to screen every baby for autism?
- Why use eye-tracking to predict autism?
- What does ‘risk’ of autism mean?
- How do you treat a child “pre-diagnosed” with autism?
- Not a diagnosis, but a pre-preexisting condition
Read Are we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ autism in babies?,
by Karen Rommelfanger, Jennifer Sarrett, The Conversation, July 31 2015.