This study is testing an eye-tracking tool that is aimed at easing the diagnostic process of autism, reducing wait time for diagnosis, and increasing access to early intervention.
What are the goals of the study?
The goal of this study is to validate the ability of an eye-tracking tool to accurately inform diagnosis and symptom severity of autism.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Parents of participants will complete a parent interview and questionnaires about their child. The child participant will be asked to participate in a quick, fun, child-friendly eye gaze activity that will involve looking at some pictures on a screen, and complete in-person measures of their development and behavior. Some participants will be randomly selected to participate in follow up visits at 2 weeks and 16 weeks.
How will this help families?
If this tool works it can help make early diagnosis of autism easier, reduce wait time for diagnosis, and increase access to early intervention.