App may help identify children with autism spectrum disorder

On May 11, 2021, the National Institutes for Health reported that an app may help identify children with autism spectrum disorder. “The human brain is wired to pay attention to social information like facial expressions, speech, and gestures. Infants learn about the world through these social interactions. Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. People with ASD can have a hard time engaging in and interpreting social behavior. Symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.”

Read more: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/app-may-help-identify-children-autism-spectrum-disorder

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