Nazneen Nazneen, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
Technology Square Research Building
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Atlanta, GA, 30332
Observing behavior in the natural environment is valuable to obtain an accurate and comprehensive assessment of a child’s behavior, but in practice it is limited to in-clinic observation. Research shows significant time lag between when parents first become concerned and when the child is finally diagnosed with autism. This lag can delay early interventions that have been shown to improve developmental outcomes.