By Martin J. Lubetsky, Benjamin L. Handen, John J. McGonigle
Autism Spectrum sickness highlights present key subject matters for this complicated and difficult developmental neurobiological ailment. In a truly sensible and concise demeanour, the reader will discover a state-of-the-science evaluate combining key actual wisdom with useful medical concerns. Written in a uncomplicated style, this article offers key truth packing containers, precis questions, and references for additional readings to augment knowing. This beneficial booklet comprises functional medical wisdom inside a didactic framework to supply a complete evaluation of Autism Spectrum sickness (ASD) around the lifespan
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Pediatricians should administer a standardized autism screening tool on all children who present developmental delays. It is vital that examiners use valid and reliable tools to supplement their skilled clinical observations and clinical judgment. , 1999). This page intentionally left blank 26 Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Algorithms and Assessment of ASD In order to clarify what to look for in early child development, early signs of ASD will be reviewed. The screening and evaluation process will be described ﬁrst.
This page intentionally left blank 22 Autism Spectrum Disorder Early Identiﬁcation: First Signs and Red Flags (See Chapter 7 for Early Childhood Interventions) Child development is quite variable, with a range of skills developing at different rates. Wide individual variations in the rate of skill acquisition can make identiﬁcation of early signs of ASD even more challenging for a clinician. Often parents do not see how their child differs from others, especially if it is their ﬁrst child. For parents who are concerned about their child’s development, it may be difﬁcult to persuade professionals to pursue a more detailed assessment.
Al, 2000). The ﬁrst step to take if there are concerns regarding possible ASD symptoms is surveillance. This may be done by a pediatrician, healthcare professional, or mental health clinician. Surveillance includes a brief review of the parents’ concerns, family history, and any atypical behaviors or developmental delays. Pediatricians may make use of the Learn the Signs— Act Early campaign through the Center for Disease Control, or First Signs for Practitioners, which provides pamphlets, brief reading materials, and rating scales for parents or others who come into contact with young children.
Autism Spectrum Disorder by Martin J. Lubetsky, Benjamin L. Handen, John J. McGonigle