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'Foolproof' Test.

Posted by Lawrence Gordon on December 6, 2010 at 2:01 PM

In many UK newspapers last week they recorded that scientists in the USA had taken a major step forward in detectecting autism having developed a brain scan process.

The diagnosis checks out deviations in brain circuitry via the brain scan and will supplant the questionnaire they usually use for autism recognition.

It is hoped that earlier diagnosis, and therefore treatment, will stem from this. 

Harvard's McClean Hospital and the University of Utah claim the test is the best biologically based assessment that currently exists and detects 94% accuracy.

The study is published in 'Autism Research'.

 

We are getting there.

 

Lawrence.

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2 Comments

Reply LauraM
7:02 AM on March 8, 2011 
This is great news Lawrence! Here's hoping that one day we will be able to detect autism and find more and more ways of helping those people who have it. On saying that, I wouldn't 'mend' my boy if a cure was offered. Some people find this hard to understand but if he was 'cured' he wouldn't be my boy anymore. He is who he is and so long as he can manage in this world, who am I (or anybody else for that matter) to say he is wrong or right?
Just a thought ....
Reply debrajayne
2:07 PM on September 25, 2011 
LauraM says...
This is great news Lawrence! Here's hoping that one day we will be able to detect autism and find more and more ways of helping those people who have it. On saying that, I wouldn't 'mend' my boy if a cure was offered. Some people find this hard to understand but if he was 'cured' he wouldn't be my boy anymore. He is who he is and so long as he can manage in this world, who am I (or anybody else for that matter) to say he is wrong or right?
Just a thought ....

i just wanted to echo ur words cuz i feel the same i wouldnt want to change my son even if they said we can give him a cure tomorrow, through the battles and the fights to get him diagnosed and help, my son has made me a stronger person, he lifts me up when im low, it is his smile that melts me inside, when he tries to tell jokes i see hes had to study what makes a person laugh with him not at him...he is humourous without realising....he is my special lad and im honoured to be his mom..