Home Autism Detector Worries Some Doctors

A new device marketed to parents as an early detection device for autism has specialists debating whether the technology will become a powerful autism screening tool for doctors, or a do-it-yourself recipe for parental anxiety. For around $200 dollars, parents can now order a LENA Language and Autism Screen (LAS) designed to detect early signs of autism in their toddlers' daily chatter at home. The LAS device -- an iPod sized recorder that fits into specially designed overalls -- was...Full Story
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