Practice parameter: screening and diagnosis of autism: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.

@article{Filipek2000PracticePS,
  title={Practice parameter: screening and diagnosis of autism: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.},
  author={Pauline A. Filipek and Pasquale J. Accardo and Stephen Ashwal and Grace T Baranek and Edwin H. Cook and Geraldine Dawson and Barry Gordon and Judith S. Gravel and Chris Plauch{\'e} Johnson and Ronald J. Kallen and S. E. Levy and Nancy J. Minshew and Sally Ozonoff and Barry M. Prizant and Isabelle Rapin and Sally J. Rogers and Wendy L. Stone and Stuart W. Teplin and Roberto F. Tuchman and Fred Volkmar},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={468-79}
}
Autism is a common disorder of childhood, affecting 1 in 500 children. Yet, it often remains unrecognized and undiagnosed until or after late preschool age because appropriate tools for routine developmental screening and screening specifically for autism have not been available. Early identification of children with autism and intensive, early intervention during the toddler and preschool years improves outcome for most young children with autism. This practice parameter reviews the available… CONTINUE READING
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