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Vitenskapelig foredrag

Early detection and screening in ASD (Autism spectrum disorder)

  • Synnve Schjølberg


Navn på arrangementet: The 8th International Congress Autism Europe
Sted: Lillestrøm
Dato fra: 31. august 2007
Dato til: 2. september 2007


Arrangørnavn: Autism Europe

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2007

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Early detection and screening in ASD (Autism spectrum disorder)


Review of the current literature suggests that children who receive early intervention services by age 3 years show significant developmental gains. Autism is rarely diagnosed before three years of age despite evidence suggesting prenatal abnormalities. Little is known about when or how development becomes disrupted in the first years of life in autism. In 2001, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement recommending that primary health care workers should use developmental surveillance and screening to identify children at risk for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is still no screening instrument for ASD that is validated in large unselected samples and with good psychometric properties. Some suggest that screening should all together be abandoned when the false-positive rates are high. Recently changed guidelines for child health surveillance in the United Kingdom suggest targeted checks only, instead of the previously conducted routine or universal screening at 2 years and 3.5 years. Screening for ASD in an unselected population is a far more challenging task than identifying ASD in clinically referred children. Too little research is concerned about how parents perceive behaviours asked for in the screening instrument and how it depends on the child’s developmental status.


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Synnve Schjølberg

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