• There’s pressing need for services to support the rapidly growing population of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Direct observation of the child remains the gold standard for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning.
  • The literature supports early screening for sooner diagnosis, timely eligibility for services, and ultimately early intervention the child’s important formative years.

Despite this literature, many rural communities that are also characterized by low socio-economic status (SES) are marked by lack of access to autism-specific expertise among professionals in mental health, primary care, and education (Belfer & Saxena, 2006; Marcin, Ellis, Mawis, et al., 2004; Nesbitt, Rogers, Rich, et al., 2006). Even in urban communities where services are more widely available, timely access to diagnostic and intervention services is often hampered by long waiting lists at centers focused on diagnosis and treatment (Hayden, 2011).

Autism Research and Studies

Behavior Imaging is researching how professionals can diagnose and assess individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and advancing its technology in the following ways:

Telehealth-based Systems for Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges, Opportunities and Applications

The prevailing system for diagnosis, treatment, and management of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in the US-the in-person service delivery-has been unable to address the increase in the demand for services and societal costs for those served, and the unattained societal benefits for those not diagnosed early enough or not offered early and intensive behavioral interventions. […]

Psychiatry’s new Generation of Telehealth Solutions

Behavior Imaging’s related research was featured at the annual American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) meeting on October 27th, 2016 in New York City. CEO Ron Oberleitner presented on the company’s evidence-supported ‘asynchronous telehealth’ applications for diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorder.  See abstract. This new Clinical Perspectives Session was led by […]

Feasibility of Conducting FBA’s in the Schools with Web-Based Video Recording Technology

Purpose of Current Study: To determine the efficacy of using web-based video recording technology to conduct functional behavioral assessments (FBA’s) in the schools for children with ASD or related disorders. Explore the cost-benefit (i.e., time and money) of using Behavior Imaging for FBA’s in the schools when compared to archival records of FBA’s conducted in […]

Telehealth System to Improve Medication Management of ASD Remotely

City: Boise State/Province: ID State/Province Full: Idaho Country: United States Behavior Imaging Solutions (BIS) has developed and successfully demonstrated a unique “telehealth” (or “e-visit”) technology platform called Behavior Imaging® (B.I.). Project would enhance this platform to help doctors more effectively administer evidence-based practice to address the scarcity of psychiatric services for the autism community via providing enabling technology to […]

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