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How can a computer program detect autism?

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Air date: September 22, 2013

Host: Barbara Lewis

Mental Health Pediatrics Research
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Interview: Jorge Jose, DSc, vice president of research, Indiana University.

The Indiana University School of Medicine and Rutgers University have collaborated to help create a new screening tool that can more accurately diagnose autism in children as young as 3. Jorge Jose, D.Sc., vice president of research at Indiana University, is part of the research team developing the novel technology. By tracking and comparing the random movements of a child with autism to movements of other children, the program promises to help physicians and therapists create greater individualized therapy and treatments for children with autism.