Autism: Awareness, Acceptance, Action

By: Lani Hessen, Director of Advocacy, Cognoa, and Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) Autism impacts an estimated 1 in 54 children in the U.S. today. Autism is a spectrum, representing a tremendous range of skills and challenges spanning learning and communication, socialization and developmental behaviors.  Autism impacts children and families of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, location, or wealth. As…

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Can AI Help With Autism Diagnosis?

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…

Multi-modular AI Approach to Streamline Autism Diagnosis in Young Children

Halim Abbas, Ford Garberson, Stuart Liu-Mayo, Eric Glover & Dennis P. Wall  Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 5014 (2020) Cite this article 2 Altmetric | Metricsdetails Abstract Autism has become a pressing healthcare challenge. The instruments used to aid diagnosis are time and labor expensive and require trained clinicians to administer, leading to long wait times for at-risk children. We present a multi-modular, machine learning-based assessment of autism comprising three complementary modules…

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Newly Expanded Recommendations on Autism Seek to Catch More Kids Who Might Fall Through the Cracks

WRITTEN BY Shannon Ashley The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children get screened for autism spectrum disorder at their 18- and 24-month well-child checkups. Today, those recommendations have been significantly enhanced. These new guidelines now recommend developmental and behavioral surveillance at 9-, 18-, and 30-month visits in addition to the standardized ASD screening at 18 and 24 months old.…

ASD symptoms in toddlers and preschoolers: An examination of sex differences

Rosmary Ros‐Demarize, Catherine Bradley, Stephen M. Kanne, Zachary Warren, Andrea Boan, Clara Lajonchere, Justine Park, Laura Arnstein Carpenter Abstract Although considerable work has documented higher prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in boys, fewer studies have focused on sex differences within samples of young children at‐risk for ASD. This study examined sex differences in ASD symptom domains and ASD screening outcomes…

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Digital Therapeutics in Pediatric Behavioral Health — A unique opportunity to improve the standard of care and lifelong outcomes.

By Brent Vaughan, CEO and Co-Founder, Cognoa. We are experiencing a mental health crisis:one person in every four in the world will develop one or more behavioral conditions during their lifetime. Today in the U.S., one in five children have a diagnosable behavioral health disorder and only 21% of those children receive needed treatment. Read full article here.

In-Home Speech and Language Screening for Young Children: A Proof-of-Concept Study Using Interactive Mobile Storytime

Du Y1,2, Abbas H2, Taraman S1,2,3, Segar S2, Bischoff N2. Author information 1University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.2Cognoa Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA.3Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA, USA. Abstract Early identification and intervention of speech and language delays in children contribute to better communication and literacy skills for school readiness and are protective against behavioral and mental health problems. Through collaboration between…

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