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Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation-Autism

The second step of diagnosis is a comprehensive evaluation. This thorough review may include looking at the child’s behavior and development and interviewing the parents. It may also include a hearing and vision screening, genetic testing, neurological testing, and other medical testing.

In some cases, the primary care doctor might choose to refer the child and family to a specialist for further assessment and diagnosis. Specialists who can do this type of evaluation include:

  • Developmental Pediatricians (doctors who have special training in child development and children with special needs)
  • Child Neurologists (doctors who work on the brain, spine, and nerves)
  • Child Psychologists or Psychiatrists (doctors who know about the human mind)

Developmental Screening-Autism Diagnosis

 

 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder-ASD How common is autism
Where Did the Term “Autism” Come From-History How do autistic people see the world
Causes of Autism Reducing the risk of Autism at pregnancy stage
Symptoms of Autism Is there a cure for Autism
Treatment of Autism Parental Guidance for Autistic child

 


 

References:

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/history-of-autism

autismsciencefoundation.org/what-is-autism/treatment-options/

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism/helping-children-with-autism.htm

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd/intro-easyread.aspx

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/parenting-child-with-autism-special-challenges

talkspace.com/blog/2015/04/5-ways-to-manage-stress-while-raising-a-child-with-autism/

autismsciencefoundation.org/what-is-autism/how-common-is-autism/

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/screening.html

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