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ERIC Number: EJ820540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Muratori, Filippo
Zero to Three, v28 n4 p18-24 Mar 2008
In the absence of a neurological or genetic marker to aid in the early diagnosis of autism, clinicians can use infant behaviors and parental responses during the child's first year of life to determine the child's risk of an autistic disorder. The author presents 12 questions for clinicians to ask parents about their child's early development. An infant who fails to exhibit a number of these skills in a variety of social situations has a high likelihood of autism and should be referred for a more comprehensive assessment and preventive early intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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