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Will developmental testing tell if my daughter has autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Done Properly..

If done by qualified experts , it should be able to make the diagnosis if it is present.

In brief: Done Properly..

If done by qualified experts , it should be able to make the diagnosis if it is present.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Glen Elliott
It does depend somewhat on the age. Autism is much harder to diagnose in very young children, under 18 months of age. With children 2 years and older, skilled clinicians knowledgable about autism should be able to give a firm diagnosis. Milder cases, where symptoms are not as clear or severe may delay when a firm diagnosis is possible.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Suggestive

Developmental testing alone can be suggestive of autism.
There are more specific screening tools used by clinical psychologist. I would consult one in addition to your pediatrician.

In brief: Suggestive

Developmental testing alone can be suggestive of autism.
There are more specific screening tools used by clinical psychologist. I would consult one in addition to your pediatrician.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If specific for AD,

Autistic disorder is now the name for all asd's.
Developmental testing in infants & young children assesses levels of cognitive, self-help/adaptive, social, fine & gross motor & receptive & expressive language skills, as well as social reciprocity & social communication.By 5-6, iq is tested along with the rest, + specific tests for ad to form a plan for medical, behavioral & adjunct therapies.

In brief: If specific for AD,

Autistic disorder is now the name for all asd's.
Developmental testing in infants & young children assesses levels of cognitive, self-help/adaptive, social, fine & gross motor & receptive & expressive language skills, as well as social reciprocity & social communication.By 5-6, iq is tested along with the rest, + specific tests for ad to form a plan for medical, behavioral & adjunct therapies.
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