Making a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Case Study Part III

A little boy who is upset about something.

You share your concerns about the things Billy’s mother has told you and about what you have observed during the visit. You tell her that Billy shows some characteristics of a child with autism spectrum disorder.

He exhibits decreased eye contact, lack of joint attention, hand flapping, resistance to transitions, and atypical exploration of objects. You recommend she take Billy for additional evaluations.

Together, you agree to proceed with a referral to a multidisciplinary evaluation for the presence of of autism spectrum disorder, including an audiological assessment.

You ask Billy’s mother to return for a follow-up appointment to ensure the evaluation is proceeding as it should.

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