Why It's Important to Continue Universal Autism Screening While Research Fully Examines Its Impact.

@article{Dawson2016WhyII,
  title={Why It's Important to Continue Universal Autism Screening While Research Fully Examines Its Impact.},
  author={Geraldine Dawson},
  journal={JAMA pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={170 6},
  pages={
          527-8
        }
}
McPheeters et al1 provided a systematic review of the evidence thatwas used by theUSPreventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to make its recent recommendations on universal autism screening.2 The USPSTF concluded that there is currently insufficientevidenceto assess the benefits of universal screening for autismspectrumdisorder (ASD) inyoung children. Inparticular, theUSPSTFnoted that no studyhasdirectly compared the long-term outcomes of screened vs nonscreened children and, further, studies of… CONTINUE READING

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