Computer Games Detect Early Signs of Autism and Dyslexia in Children

An experienced team of educators, psychologists and technology professionals have gathered to develop the first computer-based games aimed at helping to identify children ages 3-9 with early signs of dyslexia, and children ages 3-5 with autism.

Based on thousands of hours of development, Learning for Children announced the inaugural set of games in its innovative Early Detection Diagnostic Gaming series.

Early detection of these disorders, and intervention, is key to building effective treatment programs. With help early in life, children can progress through traditional educational experiences with fewer problems.

Children dislike tests -- especially if they know they are being tested. Thus, Learning for Children's series of computer games, divided into six levels, are based on low stress, low anxiety, fun and rewarding exercises in which a child is totally unaware they are being tested.

Importantly, Learning for Children's games are not a substitute for professional testing and evaluation. Any positive results should be treated only as an indicator of autism or dyslexia, not a diagnosis. Parents with children testing positive should consult a health care professional.