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Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder by Amanda Guld Fisher, Jessica Glass Kendorski

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CHAPTER 3

Evaluation and Assessment

What Is the Process of ASD Assessment?

Developmental Surveillance

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2016) recommends developmental surveillance for all children to ensure that developmental problems are identified early. The AAP recommends surveillance at every well child visit which includes: soliciting feedback from primary caregivers on developmental milestones, maintaining a developmental history, observations of the child during the visit, and identification of risk and protective factors. In addition to developmental surveillance, a more targeted screening of children to look for specific behavioral symptoms related to ASD and other developmental disabilities is also recommended.

Screening

Early ...

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