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ERIC Number: EJ1059033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Use of Interactive Television in Identifying Autism in Young Children--Methodology and Preliminary Data
Reese, R. Matthew; Jamison, T. Rene; Braun, Matt; Wendland, Maura; Black, William; Hadorn, Megan; Nelson, Eve-Lynn; Prather, Carole
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n5 p1474-1482 May 2015
Children living in rural and underserved areas experience decreased access to health care services and are often diagnosed with autism at a later age compared to those living in urban or suburban areas. This study examines the utility and validity of an ASD assessment protocol conducted via video conferencing (VC). Participants (n = 17) included families with young children (2.5-6 years) requesting an evaluation for ASD in an interdisciplinary clinic. We randomly assigned families to complete an additional evaluation either in-person or via VC prior to their clinic appointment and compared diagnostic impressions to their interdisciplinary clinic evaluation. Results demonstrate excellent inter-rater agreement on diagnoses between clinicians in the VC setting and the interdisciplinary team, which suggests VC may be a viable method to increase access to autism diagnostic services, and ultimately early intervention, for families in rural and underserved areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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