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If you had a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. What would you do?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seek treatment

Early recognition and early intervention are key to the successful management of these young children.
They frequently respond to the use of pediatric experienced occupational and speech therapists. As they get to age 3 years the proper school environment is very important. Applied behavior analysis can be very helpful with difficult behaviors. Remeber that their are support groups present to help.

In brief: Seek treatment

Early recognition and early intervention are key to the successful management of these young children.
They frequently respond to the use of pediatric experienced occupational and speech therapists. As they get to age 3 years the proper school environment is very important. Applied behavior analysis can be very helpful with difficult behaviors. Remeber that their are support groups present to help.
Dr. Kathryn Akin
Dr. Kathryn Akin
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In brief: Contact

Contact other parents to get recommendation of the best specialists, schools and resources in your area.

In brief: Contact

Contact other parents to get recommendation of the best specialists, schools and resources in your area.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: I'd choose a pedia-

Trician who provides aap- recommended developmental surveillance with standardized screening tests & autism-specific screening at 18 & 24 mos.
If impaired social communication & reciprocity were seen at any age, i'd seek a diagnosis from a developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child neuropsychologist & begin early start denver model therapy or other intensive behavioral intervention asap.

In brief: I'd choose a pedia-

Trician who provides aap- recommended developmental surveillance with standardized screening tests & autism-specific screening at 18 & 24 mos.
If impaired social communication & reciprocity were seen at any age, i'd seek a diagnosis from a developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child neuropsychologist & begin early start denver model therapy or other intensive behavioral intervention asap.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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