An Interview with Cognoa’s CEO Brent Vaughan

In the US, one in five children are living with a diagnosable behavioral health disorder; however, only 21% of those children who are diagnosed receive needed treatment. Often, parents have to wait one to three years to receive a proper and accurate diagnosis, and an individualized treatment plan for their child. For the last 15 years, the average age of one particular group of patients, those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the diagnosis has remained unchanged at 4 years, 4 months. In the first years of life, we are missing the window when treatments have the greatest impact on brain development. In the age of innovation, Artificial Intelligence can help clinicians improve the speed of Autism Diagnosis and allow children and families who live with ASD to begin treatment programs during the critical period of early childhood. 

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