Studying the Facial Features of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Many developmental disorders are associated with a characteristic face shape. For example, people with Down Syndrome often have a small flat nose, a small mouth and small ears.
For many years, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was not thought to be one of these conditions. However, several studies that conducted detailed clinical examination have indicated that many individuals with autism have small facial anomalies.
Face scanning technology, which provides a more fine-grained analysis of a face, may provide even greater insights into the facial features of individuals with ASD. This study will use the most advanced face scanning technology to scan the faces of children with ASD.
The aims of this study are to determine whether children with ASD have different facial features to typically developing children and to determine whether children with certain behaviours are more likely to have facial anomalies.
Who can participate?
Any child between the ages of 3-10yrs with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) living in WA
How can I get involved?
Contact Study Coordinator Anna Hunt via email or call (08) 9489 7721