Autism Case Training:

Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results

Course Information

Why Is This Case Important?

A key part of the screening process includes communicating results of the screening tool to parents.

This can be a highly emotional experience, particularly if the screener has detected concerns. Good communication skills are essential to helping parents understand the concerns and ensure their child sees appropriate specialists to determine if there is a developmental delay.

This case provides a sample situation a physician may encounter and potential approaches to responding to parent reactions and concerns.