The screening and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders


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© 1999 Plenum Publishing Corporation. The Child Neurology Society and American Academy of Neurology recently proposed to formulate Practice Parameters for the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Autism for their memberships. This endeavor was expanded to include representatives from nine professional organizations and four parent organizations, with liaisons from the National Institutes of Health. This document was written by this multidisciplinary Consensus Panel after systematic analysis of over 2,500 relevant scientific articles in the literature. The Panel concluded that appropriate diagnosis of autism requires a dual-level approach: (a) routine developmental surveillance, and (b) diagnosis and evaluation of autism. Specific detailed recommendations for each level have been established in this document, which are intended to improve the rate of early suspicion and diagnosis of, and therefore early intervention for, autism.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Filipek, PA; Accardo, PJ; Baranek, GT; Cook, EH; Dawson, G; Gordon, B; Gravel, JS; Johnson, CP; Kallen, RJ; Levy, SE; Minshew, NJ; Prizant, BM; Rapin, I; Rogers, SJ; Stone, WL; Teplin, S; Tuchman, RF; Volkmar, FR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Book Title

  • The Science of Mental Health: Volume 2: Autism

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 56

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0815337434

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780815337454

Citation Source

  • Scopus