Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Chris Plauché Johnson and Scott M. Myers},
  pages={1183 - 1215}
Autism spectrum disorders are not rare; many primary care pediatricians care for several children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatricians play an important role in early recognition of autism spectrum disorders, because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents are now much more aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media; if their child demonstrates any of the published signs, they will most likely raise their… 

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