University of Vermont
In one of the implicit measures in the study, participants with severe autism heard a word and were asked to match it to one of four images. If their eyes quickly went to one of the images (as in the screen to the right), that signaled it was a known word. It the word was unknown, the eyes flitted from one image to the next (as in the screen to the left). This implicit measure and two others researchers tested demonstrated the potential to be more accurate than conventional word assessment approaches for those with severe autism.