Healthy Living

Apr 17, 2014 7:06 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Youtube could be used to diagnose children with autism

Doctors could start using Youtube to diagnose children with autism.

Researchers watched videos they found on Youtube, in which the parent had described their child as autistic.

Undergrads who had learned about behaviors typical in kids with autism then watched the videos.

After that, researchers found the undergrads correctly diagnosed autism 97 percent of the time.

Experts say videos that capture kids in their home environment may show their true behavior, compared to their actions in the doctor's office.

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