Autism: What's in a name?

Van Niel, W.
August 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2007, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p730
Academic Journal
This article presents an analysis of a simple screening test for children aged 12 months who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder because they have a sibling with autism spectrum disorder. When an at-risk infant fails to react to his or her name at 12 months, the clinician could follow up with other screening items. If the infant cannot point with a finger to show interest in something, show an object by bringing it to a person, or demonstrate babbling speech, the clinician should consider referral for comprehensive autism spectrum disorder assessment.


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