A 4-year-old female asked:
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can my daughter's pediatrician diagnose or recommend someone to test my daughter for autism?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your pediatrician can see your daughter and try to evaluate but for more detailed diagnosis can refer to developmental pediatrician
Answered on Mar 31, 2015
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes,: Unfortunately, there is no single test for autism as there is for diabetes, etc., but there are screening tools that your pediatrician can use or may refer your child to a child developmental clinic that specializes in children who have developmental delays. Children with autism may have normal motor skills, but delays in communication and social interaction are most prominent. Recommended Screening Tools - First Signs www.firstsigns.org/screening/tools/rec.htm First Signs, Inc.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Autism Diagnosis: The Specialists in the area of Autism, from whom you need to have your daughter evaluated are either Child Psychiatrists or Developmental Pediatricians. Each should be Board Certified in their Specialty. I would start with your daughter's pediatrician, and go from there. Also, if you are near a large, university medical center, often there you can obtain some of the best help. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015

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