Practice parameter: screening and diagnosis of autism: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society

Title

Practice parameter: screening and diagnosis of autism: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society

Creator

Filipek PA; Accardo PJ; Ashwal S; Baranek GT; Cook EH; Dawson G; Gordon B; Gravel JS; Johnson CP; Kallen RJ; Levy SE; Minshew NJ; Ozonoff S; Prizant BM; Rapin I; Rogers SJ; Stone WL; Teplin SW; Tuchman RF; Volkmar FR

Publisher

Neurology

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Humans; Risk Assessment; Predictive Value of Tests; Nervous System; Preschool; Non-U.S. Gov't; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; infant; Diagnosis; Differential; Neuropsychological Tests; Disease Management; Developmental Disabilities/diagnosis; Electrophysiology; Asperger Syndrome/diagnosis; Autistic Disorder/diagnosis/genetics; Childhood/diagnosis; Lead Poisoning; Mass Screening/methods/standards

Description

Autism is a common disorder of childhood, affecting 1 in 500 children. Yet, it often remains unrecognized and undiagnosed until or after late preschool age because appropriate tools for routine developmental screening and screening specifically for autism have not been available. Early identification of children with autism and intensive, early intervention during the toddler and preschool years improves outcome for most young children with autism. This practice parameter reviews the available empirical evidence and gives specific recommendations for the identification of children with autism. This approach requires a dual process: 1) routine developmental surveillance and screening specifically for autism to be performed on all children to first identify those at risk for any type of atypical development, and to identify those specifically at risk for autism; and 2) to diagnose and evaluate autism, to differentiate autism from other developmental disorders.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

468-479

Issue

4

Volume

55

Citation

Filipek PA; Accardo PJ; Ashwal S; Baranek GT; Cook EH; Dawson G; Gordon B; Gravel JS; Johnson CP; Kallen RJ; Levy SE; Minshew NJ; Ozonoff S; Prizant BM; Rapin I; Rogers SJ; Stone WL; Teplin SW; Tuchman RF; Volkmar FR, “Practice parameter: screening and diagnosis of autism: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11798.

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