How To Spot Early Signs of Autism OR “Mand Buddhi Vikas”. Video to help early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to make access to early intervention possible.
An Autistic Child can be shattering for any parent. But experts believe that the early detection of Autism can help the child become more abled, compared to a non detection. In an effort to make easy the spotting of Early Signs of Autism, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, autism advocacy groups and researchers have all drawn attention to the importance of the early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to make access to early intervention possible.
To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents, and early intervention providers, autism researcher Dr. Rebecca Landa, the director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, has developed a free 9-minute video tutorial on ASD behavioral signs in one-year-olds. The video compares the toddlers who show no signs of ASD to toddlers who show early signs of Autism. Below is the video.
How To Spot Early Signs of Autism OR “Mand Buddhi Vikas”:
Some Facts About Autism:
1) The average age of ASD diagnosis is 4 years, despite the fact that about half of children with this neurodevelopmental disorder may be detected by age 14 months.
2) The AAP recommends that ASD-specific screeners be administered within pediatric practices beginning at age 18 months.
3) The main drawback with the current screeners, is that they are imperfect and often require parents to provide ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers to questions about the presence of certain behaviors.
4) One reason which clouds the early detection of Autism is that the ASD-related behaviors often present inconsistently, and are intermixed with behaviors seen in typically-developing children. In addition, ASD-related behaviors often differ from typical development in quality, not just in quantity.
The videos and information presented within this tutorial were obtained through her research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, focused on early markers of autism spectrum disorders and early developmental characteristics of children with and without ASD.
For more information on Early Signs of Autism: www.autism.kennedykrieger.org.
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