- 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 a faster diagnosis, with 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:
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ASYNCHRONOUS TELEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – Lang, M , Oberleitner, R/in Autism Research, Behavior Assessment Studies, Case Studies, Education Studies, News, Peer Reviewed Publications /by willoberleitner
Telehealth technology is a tool that allows behavior professionals and others to make valuable observations, gather data, and propose more targeted, appropriate remediation for areas in which an individual with an autism spectrum disorder needs to progress. This tool can be used across natural settings of home, school, and community, and it has practical applications […]
Iterative Design of a System to Support Diagnostic Assessments for Autism Using Home Videos/in Autism Research, Case Studies, NODA media page /by Intern Behavior Imaging
Direct observation remains a gold standard practice in diagnosing ASD. While clinical professionals acknowledge that observing behavior in the natural environment is crucial to obtain an accurate and comprehensive assessment, such observation is currently not feasible to implement into clinical practice on a large scale. The present goal is to iteratively design a system that […]
Revising Autism Interventions to Meet Demand, Improve Early Care/in Autism Research, Behavior Assessment Studies, News, Peer Reviewed Publications /by rono
Summary of “Telehealth-based Systems for Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges, Opportunities and Applications,” (2013), Angjellari-Dajci F., Lawless, W. F., Agarwal, N., Oberleitner, R.., Coleman, B., Warsi, S., and Kavoossi, M. In I. M. Miranda and M. M. Cruz-Cunha eds. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Healthcare and Social Services: Developments and […]
Behavior Imaging Technology: The Beginning of a New Era for Autism Diagnosis and Assessment/in Autism Research, Behavior Assessment Studies, Education Studies, Peer Reviewed Publications /by rono
Summary of “Behavior Imaging®’s Assessment Technology: A Mobile Infrastructure to Transform Autism Diagnosis and Treatment,” (2013), Oberleitner, R., Abowd, G., Suri, J. S. In M. F. Casanova, A. S. El-Baz, and J. S. Suri, eds. Imaging the Brain in Autism, New York: Springer Today’s medical community may be looking at a new era of better […]