Assessing and diagnosing a child for autism spectrum disorder requires a medical workup that covers 4 key areas.
Children with autism spectrum disorder are at risk of wandering or elopement. Asking parents some key questions about how their child’s communication skills and how the child acts in public areas can help keep the child safe. Here are 14 questions that can help keep these children safe.
Motor skill delays are an early predictor of language delays later in childhood and into adulthood in individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
The pediatric medical home is the perfect place for early diagnosis of children who may have autism spectrum disorder.
For a child with a developmental disorder, the pathway from screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to diagnosis of ASD to lifelong care takes place in the child’s medical home.
Elopement and wandering are serious problems for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are practical ways primary care providers (PCPs) and families can work together to keep their children safe.
Already an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile infection, fecal transplantation may offer children with autism new hope.
Research suggests a family history of mental and neurologic disorders may increase risk factors for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a child.