Tablet-Based Tool Helps Clinicians Diagnose Autism in Children Earlier Than Age 3

Leah Drysdale

It is estimated that 1 in 36 children in the U.S. has autism according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 80 percent of parents that have a child or children with autism detect development issues by the time the child is about 2 years old. However, there are many children that are not diagnosed with autism until they are at around age 4 or later. Later diagnosis prevents children from receiving proper intervention that can help reduce stress and build mental clarity. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of a tablet-based tool in order to detect autism in children ages 3 and younger. The groundbreaking tool uses eye-tracking as a bio marker to measure social visual engagement. The tablet-based tool also proved to be 84 percent accurate when diagnosing a child with autism. EarliTec Diagnostics holds the license for the use of this tool and its purpose to create more accessible autism diagnosis. Read more at

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