The very early identification of autism: outcome to age 4 1/2-5.

@article{Eaves2004TheVE,
  title={The very early identification of autism: outcome to age 4 1/2-5.},
  author={Linda C Eaves and Helena H Ho},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={367-78}
}
Forty-nine 2 years olds with social and language characteristics suggestive of autism were identified by community professionals and screening tools, then given a diagnostic assessment and reexamined at age 4 1/2. Agreement between autism clinic and screenings was high, with 88% receiving a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The children were lower functioning relative to the autism population, thus more likely to be identified early. Reliability of diagnoses from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 was high with 79… CONTINUE READING