Tehran University Researcher Develops Autism Screening Expert System

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:26

Researcher of University of Tehran, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed intelligent systems to ease the screening and rehabilitation of children with autism.

According to the research carried out by Dr. Hadi Moradi, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors and the true process of recognition and rehabilitation for autistic children allow them to have a better social life in the future.

The system can be setup in healthcare centers as well as medical centers in all parts of the country and can be used without the need to a physician.

The aim of the project was to develop an expert system to help professionals to screen autistic children accurately. It provides comprehensive information on autism helping to diagnose autistic children.

Autism cannot be diagnosed at birth. A study, published in February 2010 in Science Daily, of the development of autism in infants, comparing the behavior of the siblings of children diagnosed with autism to that of babies developing normally, has found that the nascent symptoms of the condition -- a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling -- are not present at 6 months, but emerge gradually and only become apparent during the latter part of the first year of life.

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