A new tool, demonstrated in a new video-article published in JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) helps parents and professionals measure language comprehension of toddlers and young children with autism.
In the assessment, psychologists track a child’s eye movements while they are watching two side by side videos. Children who understand language are more likely to look at the video that the audio corresponds to.
This way, language comprehension is tested by attention, not by asking the child to respond or point something out. Furthermore, all assessments can be conducted in the child’s home, using mobile, commercially available equipment.