QBRI uses innovative screening tool to detect autism in children

QBRI uses innovative screening tool to detect autism in children

Doha: A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), has demonstrated that an innovative eye gaze-based screening tool is successful in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children, according to new findings that were published in Autism Research. Eye-gaze tracking is considered one of the most important biomarkers for ASD. Impaired gaze and social attention patterns are among the early signs of ASD. In 2016, Dr. Thomas Frazier (then director of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism) used this disparity to develop the first objective diagnostic tool […]

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