How children with autism are diagnosed: difficulties in identification of children with multiple developmental delays.

@article{Siegel1988HowCW,
  title={How children with autism are diagnosed: difficulties in identification of children with multiple developmental delays.},
  author={Benjamin V. Siegel and C Pliner and J Eschler and Glen R. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={199-204}
}
We obtained chart reviews and parent surveys for 75 autistic children to understand better how they, and other children with uneven or unusual behavioral development, are identified and diagnosed. Our goal was to determine when parents became concerned about developmental delay, what concerns they expressed, to whom they expressed them, when evaluations were made, what kinds of evaluations were carried out, and which diagnostic models were most effective. We found that, most often, parents… CONTINUE READING

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