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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can 22 month old be diagnosed with autism before 3rd b-day? he's been seeing therapist for over 6 months for 40% social and communication delays

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
We're now seeing the: Best outcomes in tots with ASD who consistently receive early start denver model therapy or other evidence-based behavioral therapies from < 2, as early as 18 mos., until they are 3 1/2. The dsm-v diagnosis of social communication disorder is for toddlers with impaired social reciprocity & communication who have not yet developed stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest.
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Autism: Yes! a good child psychologist with specific training can do so. The ados should be included. Here is an intro video.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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