Autism spectrum disorder screening and management practices among general pediatric providers.

@article{dosReis2006AutismSD,
  title={Autism spectrum disorder screening and management practices among general pediatric providers.},
  author={Susan dosReis and Courtney L Weiner and Lakeshia Johnson and Craig Newschaffer},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 2 Suppl},
  pages={S88-94}
}
It is unclear to what extent general developmental/behavioral assessments are performed, if screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is being conducted, and what the barriers to providing such assessments are in routine pediatric practice. Therefore, this study examines (1) the factors influencing the use of general developmental and autism-specific screening tools in primary care pediatric practice, (2) the barriers to providing these assessments, and (3) pediatricians' beliefs regarding… CONTINUE READING
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