How AI can overcome gender bias in autism diagnosis and treatment

Researchers and advocates have convincingly shown that the wide gap in diagnoses between boys and girls isn’t simply a matter of boys being significantly more likely to be on the autism spectrum. By DAVID HAPPEL Statistically, boys are four times as likely as girls to receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But that’s not because boys are four times as likely to have ASD. According…

Home Together: Navigating COVID-19 and Disrupted Routines With Your ASD Child

Even as households worldwide self-isolate to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’re the furthest thing from isolated when it comes to what we’re experiencing—starting from the shared stress and concern we’re feeling amid such significant upheaval and uncertainty. For families with a child on the autism spectrum, these times can be uniquely concerning. Disruption to autism spectrum disorder (ASD)…

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…

Digital therapeutics can solve the greatest unmet need in behavioral healthcare: early intervention

Cognoa CMO, Sharief Taraman, MD, DABPN, DABPM, FAAP, authored a MedCity News Influencer article about the potential of digital therapeutics and ai to empower pediatricians and make early intervention possible for more children. Our mental and behavioral health is largely determined by how the brain develops during the first few years of life when the brain is most actively developing.…

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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.…

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Closing the Gaps in Pediatric Behavioral Health

Currently, most pediatricians choose to refer children to a specialist to be diagnosed and treated for behavioral conditions such as autism — often with waitlists of a year to three years. Nationwide, we continue to face an enormous and growing shortage of specialists, so the heartbreaking reality for most children and families is delayed diagnosis and late access to treatments.…

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