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New rapid screening test to detect #autism in young children

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Dr. Roula N. Choueiri came up with The Rapid Intervention Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T)— a test designed to be used in assessing at-risk toddlers aged 12-36 months in early intervention and pediatric settings using interactive play-type activities.

According to Dr. Choueiri:
“We believe that the use of this tool will greatly expand effective autism spectrum disorder screening, which would lead to better and earlier identification of autism and, thus, earlier access to important treatment.”

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