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How do you know which form of autism your child has? And is there any type of free online testing that could help me?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation

Nothing will take the place of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation from a board certified child psychiatrist.
Otherwise, anything else will be less than your child deserves. A well done evauation should take a couple of hours, then you should have some answers. If you can get an appt at a major teaching hospital associated with a medical school, that's all the better.

In brief: Evaluation

Nothing will take the place of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation from a board certified child psychiatrist.
Otherwise, anything else will be less than your child deserves. A well done evauation should take a couple of hours, then you should have some answers. If you can get an appt at a major teaching hospital associated with a medical school, that's all the better.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autistic Disorder is

The new term for all spectrum disorders because the underlying core deficits are the same.
All children with ad need early intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational intervention. Child find of your public school district will assess his overall development & degree of ad & create an individualized educational plan. Firstsigns.Org has screens but assessments must be done by professionals.

In brief: Autistic Disorder is

The new term for all spectrum disorders because the underlying core deficits are the same.
All children with ad need early intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational intervention. Child find of your public school district will assess his overall development & degree of ad & create an individualized educational plan. Firstsigns.Org has screens but assessments must be done by professionals.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Autism

Online testing is unreliable.
Best to have your child evaluated by a child psychiatrist.

In brief: Autism

Online testing is unreliable.
Best to have your child evaluated by a child psychiatrist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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