Become familiar with EARLYThree through this autism app tutorial. EARLYThree is a screening app that helps parents and pediatricians determine whether an infant is at risk for developmental delays. In the U.S., there is one child with autism on nearly every school bus (one in 68), according to the latest CDC reports. Fortunately, autism apps offer parents and pediatricians a convenient, reliable way to diagnose and manage the disorder throughout every stage of life.
The EARLYThree screening app allows you to answer a series of questions about your child’s development at ages 8 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and 24 to 36 months, and lets you know whether your child’s cognitive development is age-appropriate.
You will not be able to access the questions for each screening interval until your child reaches that age, but once your child attains each screening milepost, you may repeat the screening as many times as you want until your child reaches the next screening age.
For example, you may not access the 12-month screening until your child turns 12 months old, but you may repeat the same screening as many times as you want until the child turns 15 months old.
Here are few sample questions from the app:
• Does your child turn around to look at you when his or her name is called?
• Does your child imitate you when you clap hands or wave bye-bye?
You just need to answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
The app is developed by Rangam in collaboration with Dr. Michael Lewis of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Autism Center.