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Measurements of social visual engagement to aid early diagnosis and assessment of autism

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In two diagnostic studies of 1,089 children younger than age 3, objective eye-tracking–based measurements of social visual engagement quantified diagnostic status as well as individual levels of social disability, verbal ability, and nonverbal ability in autism. These findings suggest that objective measurements of social visual engagement can be used to aid in autism diagnosis and assessment. 

Authors: Warren Jones, Ph.D., of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is the corresponding author. 

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