How sensitive is ASDetect?

August 09, 2018 - Melinda Denham - in category Results Support

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While ASDetect is not a diagnostic tool, the method on which the app is based is 81% accurate in identifying early signs of autism.

However, no autism surveillance or screening method is perfectly accurate, so there is a chance that either:

  1. A child could be assessed as ‘low likelihood’ and still go on to meet criteria for autism later in life, or
  2. A child could be assessed as ‘high likelihood’ and after formal developmental assessment by a health professional, not receive a diagnosis of autism.

Regardless of the assessment result in ASDetect, parents should still seek professional advice if they have concerns about their children.


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