Objective measurement of social communication behaviors in children with suspected ASD during the ADOS-2

Yeojin Amy Ahn, Jacquelyn Moffitt, Yudong Tao, Stephanie Custode, Mei Ling Shyu, Lynn Perry, Daniel S. Messinger

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by persistent disturbances of social communication, as well as repetitive patterns of behavior. ASD is identified on the basis of expert, but subjective, clinician judgment during assessments such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2). Quantification of key social behavioral features of ASD using objective measurements would enrich scientific understanding of the disorder. The current pilot study leveraged computer vision and audio signal processing to identify a key set of objective measures of children's social communication behaviors during the ADOS-2 (e.g., social gaze, social smile, vocal interaction) that were captured with adult-worn camera-embedded eyeglasses. Objective measurements of children's social communicative behaviors during the ADOS-2 showed relatively low levels of association with the examiner-adjudicated ADOS-2 scores. Future directions and implications for the use of objective measurements in diagnostic and treatment monitoring are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICMI 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages360-364
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380027
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 25 2020Oct 29 2020

Publication series

NameICMI 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2020
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/25/2010/29/20

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Objective measurement
  • Social communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture

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