Early Identification and Early Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sally J Rogers, M. R. Talbott

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Abstract

In this article we provide an overview of the significant advances that have been made in the early detection and characterization of autism in the infancy and toddler period, and their impact and implications for early treatment.We begin with a brief review of current findings in early detection science, focusing particularly on relevant findings from longitudinal prospective investigations of infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is followed by an overview of the various approaches to intervention in the infancy, toddlerhood, and early childhood period which have been shaped by advances in early detection and characterization, and the efficacy and support for these approaches. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of future directions.

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • ASD
  • Autism
  • Early identification
  • Implementation
  • Infant
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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