The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders

Pauline A. Filipek, Pasquale J. Accardo, Grace T. Baranek, Edwin H. Cook, Geraldine Dawson, Barry Gordon, Judith S. Gravel, Chris P. Johnson, Ronald J. Kallen, Susan E. Levy, Nancy J. Minshew, Barry M. Prizant, Isabelle Rapin, Sally J. Rogers, Wendy L. Stone, Stuart Teplin, Roberto F. Tuchman, Fred R. Volkmar

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Abstract

The Child Neurology Society and American Academy of Neurology recently proposed to formulate Practice Parameters for the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Autism for their memberships. This endeavor was expanded to include representatives from nine professional organizations and four parent organizations, with liaisons from the National Institutes of Health. This document was written by this multidisciplinary Consensus Panel after systematic analysis of over 2,500 relevant scientific articles in the literature. The Panel concluded that appropriate diagnosis of autism requires a dual-level approach: (a) routine developmental surveillance, and (b) diagnosis and evaluation of autism. Specific detailed recommendations for each level have been established in this document, which are intended to improve the rate of early suspicion and diagnosis of, and therefore early intervention for, autism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Autism
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages11-56
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9781136800818
ISBN (Print)0815337434, 9780815337454
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dual-level approach
  • Practice parameters diagnosis and evaluation of autism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Filipek, P. A., Accardo, P. J., Baranek, G. T., Cook, E. H., Dawson, G., Gordon, B., Gravel, J. S., Johnson, C. P., Kallen, R. J., Levy, S. E., Minshew, N. J., Prizant, B. M., Rapin, I., Rogers, S. J., Stone, W. L., Teplin, S., Tuchman, R. F., & Volkmar, F. R. (2013). The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders. In The Science of Mental Health: Volume 2: Autism (pp. 11-56). Taylor and Francis.