Early Autism Diagnosis improves Outcomes, brief Screenings can miss autism symptoms

The importance of early autism diagnosis for children

Assistant professor in BYU’s Counseling Psychology & Special Education department and lead author of a new study in Pediatrics Terisa Gabrielsen discusses the importance of early autism diagnosis for children.
Video published on 11 Jan 2015 by BYU channel.

Story Highlights

  • Researchers studied pediatric exams where care providers performed autism observations for 15-33-month-old children.
  • Even the researchers missed referrals for 39 percent of the children with autism, based on the brief observation alone.
  • Parents are the experts for their children. Tools are available for parents to be educated, work with care providers and have an impact.
More information
  • Study in Pediatrics: Brief observations miss autism symptoms in young children,
    byu news, 15 Jan 2015.
  • Identifying Autism in a Brief Observation, pediatrics,
    (doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1428), January 12, 2015. Full text PDF.
  • M-CHAT-R/F (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up), m-chat.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Signs and Symptoms, cdc.
  • Watch more research videos on our YouTube channel.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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