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Speech Screening May Help Diagnose Autism in Children

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 in Autism

July 20, 2010 by Mallory CrevelingDespite difficulties with diagnosing autism, researchers believe they have developed a new method to screen for the disorder based on how a child talks. A team of researchers from the University of Memphis created a pocket-sized recorder that examines the words a child uses throughout the day, as well as a computer program that analyzes the child’s sounds, Reuters reports. Currently, doctors diagnose autistic children based on an in-depth look at three problem areas, including socialization, behavior and language, according to Dr. Donald Gallo, a...

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