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

Autism Spectrum illness highlights present key themes for this advanced and difficult developmental neurobiological affliction. In a truly useful and concise demeanour, the reader will discover a state-of-the-science evaluate combining key actual wisdom with functional medical issues. Written in a ordinary model, this article presents key truth packing containers, precis questions, and references for additional readings to reinforce knowing. This helpful publication accommodates useful medical wisdom inside of a didactic framework to supply a accomplished evaluation of Autism Spectrum sickness (ASD) around the lifespan

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Lubetsky Basic Medical History 44 Family History 45 Physical Exam 46 Laboratory Workup 46 Testing 47 Referrals 47 Additional Clues on the Examination or History 48 ASD and Immunizations 50 Optimize Pediatric Office Visits with Children with ASD 52 Overview of Assessment of Psychiatric Comorbidity in ASD 56 General Issues in the Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders in ASD 58 Diagnosing Specific Psychiatric Disorders in ASD Populations 68 Summary 78 Further Reading 80 Questions 82 Answers 83 41 42 Autism Spectrum Disorder A thorough assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder includes the evaluation of any medical and developmental history or findings.

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Occupational and physical therapy evaluations Assessments of sensory processing related to auditory, visual, tactile, vestibular, gustatory, and olfactory systems that may be associated with deficits in attention, arousal, behavior, and emotion. Stage 3: expert diagnostic confirmation Stage 3 evaluations are only necessary for children whose diagnostic status is still unclear at the end of Stage 2, or when the treatment team would like further clarification of the child’s strengths and weaknesses to help guide treatment.

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