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Diagnosing Autism Online! In Minutes


A Harvard Doctor Diagnoses Autism in Minutes – Online!


Just Minutes to Diagnosing Autism – No lengthy forms or long waits in the doctors office.


We’ve heard horror stories about how parents have struggled getting a diagnoses. Diagnosing autism has been an excruciating endeavor.

Sometimes it can take years. The opportunity for critical therapy has passed. Early stages of development have passed. Knowing the cause of a child’s behavior being linked to autism is vital for treatment. Early intervention and treatment can go a long way in autism therapy.

Until now, says Professor Dennis Wall of Harvard Medical School.  As reported on CBS Local in Boston

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With Dr. Walls approach, the doctor is in your house. Image by caricaturas via Flickr


Wall’s approach is completely on-line with no waiting.
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At the Wall Lab, the key is access. Anyone can send in the home videos and answer a survey online. Professor Wall and his team of trained researchers score the videos while they watch.
A computer program then crunches the numbers to get an instant diagnosis.
“We can do this for a much greater percentage of the population and do so repeatedly,” said Prof. Wall.
Wall says kids are normally more relaxed at home than in the doctor’s office.
“Because he or she is operating within and behaving within their home environment, with their siblings and so on, we are able to see the signs much more easily and much more rapidly,” said Wall.
Right now the Wall Lab is still testing this program. And so far, it’s been right nearly every time.
Read the full report at CBSLocal.com
This is not an endorsement of the program as it is so new. Many children have grown up never having been diagnosed with autism. They never get therapy and end up making their way through life’s murky waters on their own.
A simple method for diagnosing autism and early intervention with autism therapy are vital to treatment. Can you see how important it is to treat autism in early developmental stages? Let us know your thoughts. Do you think a quick on-line method of diagnosing autism is feasible?


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