Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry by Martin J. MD Lubetsky, Benjamin L. PhD Handen, John J. PhD

By Martin J. MD Lubetsky, Benjamin L. PhD Handen, John J. PhD McGonigle

Autism Spectrum ailment highlights present key themes for this advanced and tough developmental neurobiological affliction. In a really useful and concise demeanour, the reader will discover a state-of-the-science assessment combining key actual wisdom with sensible medical concerns. Written in a uncomplicated style, this article offers key truth packing containers, precis questions, and references for additional readings to reinforce knowing. This useful booklet contains useful medical wisdom inside a didactic framework to supply a accomplished evaluate of Autism Spectrum affliction (ASD) around the lifespan.

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Child Neuropsychology 11:471–475. 5. Brock, S. (2006). The identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A primer for the school psychologist. Sacramento: California State University. edu/ indiv/b/brocks 6. California Department of Developmental Services (2002). Autistic spectrum disorders: Best practice guidelines for screening, diagnosis and assessment. Sacramento, CA. org. 7. Constantino, J. , Davis, S. , et al. (2003). Validation of a brief quantitative measure of autistic traits: Comparison of the Social Responsiveness Scale with the Autism Diagnostic Interview– Revised.

The M-CHAT is validated for screening toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age, to assess risk for ASD. The M-CHAT can be administered and scored as part of a well-child check-up to assess the risk for ASD. The M-CHAT can be scored in less than two minutes. There are 23 items, and children who fail more than three items total or two critical items (particularly if these scores remain elevated after the follow-up interview) should be referred for diagnostic evaluation by a specialist trained to evaluate ASD in very young children.

1 AUTISM—HISTORY, THEORIES, AND DSM CRITERIA 17 This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 Recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder— Early Identification and Diagnosis John J. McGonigle, Virginia Martin, and Martin J. Lubetsky Early Identification: First Signs and Red Flags (See Chapter 7 for Early Childhood Interventions) 22 Evaluation Algorithms and Assessment of ASD 26 Autism Assessment and Diagnosis 32 Summary 35 Further Reading and References for Rating Scales and Testing Instruments 36 Questions 38 Answers 39 19 20 Autism Spectrum Disorder Early and accurate diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is critical not to only early intervention and more successful outcomes for children and their families, but for long-range planning and support through the developmental years and adulthood.

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