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What is the best type of pediatric doctor to evaluate for autism?

34 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree

In brief: Pediatrician

And if your pediatrician needs help, a specialist in child development or child psychiatrist should be able to evaluate.

In brief: Pediatrician

And if your pediatrician needs help, a specialist in child development or child psychiatrist should be able to evaluate.
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Or a pediatric neurologist.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Typically a good pediatrician or child psychologist can evaluate. Ask for an ADOS from the psychologist.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Autism specialist

Many who specialize in diagnosing autism are psychologists trained specifically both in young child development and autism. Others, including speech and language specialitsts and occupational therapists, may be useful in gaining a full picture of the child's clinical picture and treatment needs.
Assessment needs to do far more than just diagnose autism.

In brief: Autism specialist

Many who specialize in diagnosing autism are psychologists trained specifically both in young child development and autism. Others, including speech and language specialitsts and occupational therapists, may be useful in gaining a full picture of the child's clinical picture and treatment needs.
Assessment needs to do far more than just diagnose autism.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ped developmentalist

Is a subspecialty in pediatrics and they are well trained in autism.
General pediatricians can do an initial evaluation for a referral.

In brief: Ped developmentalist

Is a subspecialty in pediatrics and they are well trained in autism.
General pediatricians can do an initial evaluation for a referral.
Dr. Craig Uhl
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pediatrician

The american academy of pediatrics has screening programs that start in early toddlerhood to screen for autism (ad).
If the screen indicates a possibility of ad, then developmental pediatrics, neurology, speech and language professionals, audiologists and/or psychologists/psychiatrists would be next. Many school districts now have early intervention programs to start treatment early in ad.

In brief: Pediatrician

The american academy of pediatrics has screening programs that start in early toddlerhood to screen for autism (ad).
If the screen indicates a possibility of ad, then developmental pediatrics, neurology, speech and language professionals, audiologists and/or psychologists/psychiatrists would be next. Many school districts now have early intervention programs to start treatment early in ad.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Developmental peds

A developmental pediatrician would be best qualified to evaluate for asd.

In brief: Developmental peds

A developmental pediatrician would be best qualified to evaluate for asd.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doctor,doctor

Start with your pediatrician , discuss your concerns.
Athorough exam and a screening with a standarized tool such as the mchat is a good starting point.If any concerns arise, referral to a multidisciplinary team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, developmental pediatricians and behavioral psychologists among others could help provide a more formal assessment and provide a plan of care.

In brief: Doctor,doctor

Start with your pediatrician , discuss your concerns.
Athorough exam and a screening with a standarized tool such as the mchat is a good starting point.If any concerns arise, referral to a multidisciplinary team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, developmental pediatricians and behavioral psychologists among others could help provide a more formal assessment and provide a plan of care.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Autism doctor

Either a child psychiatrist or a develepmental specialist.

In brief: Autism doctor

Either a child psychiatrist or a develepmental specialist.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Primary Pediatrician

May refer to a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician (www.
Sdbp.Org) , often in a team with a child neuropsychologist, speech/language therapist, & occupational therapist for evaluation of intellectual ability & degree of autism. Child neurologists, psychiatrists, & psychologists can also help the early intervention team (0-3) or school district's child find team (age 3 & >) with diagnosis.

In brief: Primary Pediatrician

May refer to a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician (www.
Sdbp.Org) , often in a team with a child neuropsychologist, speech/language therapist, & occupational therapist for evaluation of intellectual ability & degree of autism. Child neurologists, psychiatrists, & psychologists can also help the early intervention team (0-3) or school district's child find team (age 3 & >) with diagnosis.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autism assessment

Typically a good child psychologist or pediatrician can do this.
Here is a link for a good aspergers test. For any autism diagnosis an ados should be given. The marcus institute in atlanta ga (usa) has excellent resources. http://youtu.be/g7ke5d_115e.

In brief: Autism assessment

Typically a good child psychologist or pediatrician can do this.
Here is a link for a good aspergers test. For any autism diagnosis an ados should be given. The marcus institute in atlanta ga (usa) has excellent resources. http://youtu.be/g7ke5d_115e.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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