Autism Screen Test

diagnosis Sounds like there is a new test that could help start early diagnosis if it makes its way into the Doctors offices. That means the Doctors who don’t know that much about Autism will have to learn….It’s about time… Our family Doctor here doesn’t know that much about it….Sigh and he got his PHd??? Wow another fact that jumped out of the article I am reading is that only 8% of the pediatricians screen for autism. Now that is really sad!!

Here are two tests that maybe used with Pediatricians to diagnose autism: Attention Back and Forth Screener, or Rapid A-B-C. These tests will be used during the 18 and 24 month Well Checks. 

The current study is being done in Atlanta, GA and hopes to go Nationwide…. What are they waiting for get the ball rolling already!!!

On a serious note it really saddens me that only 8% of the doctors do autism screenings. Early Intervention plays a big part in the future. Hopefully these studies can go Nationwide and that they are successful so that our Doctors and Pediatricians can do the screenings early enough.  Read Full Article Here

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  • July 1, 2009 at 8:16 am
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    Autism is a psychiatric diagnosis and it’s not part of the job of a family phycisian to diagnose a psychiatric disorder.

    Here in The Netherlands young children are seen regularly by a special kind of doctor until they’re going to school, when the schooldoctor takes over.
    The free check ups cover weight and length, sleeping and feeding habits, playbehaviour and any problems parents signal.

    When certain problems are discovered the children and their parents will be referred to either the pediatrician, childpsychiatrist or another expert.
    Pediatricians are not considered the people to diagnose autism.

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