Case Study A: Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results
Primary care physicians are responsible for conducting developmental screening in children. If one suspects that a child might have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the physician must be prepared for a potentially complicated and difficult conversation with the child’s family.
Case Study B: Making a Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
The diagnosis of an ASD is made on the basis of detailed information obtained from the child’s caregivers, careful observation and assessment of the child, and the use of standardized tools.
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