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Autism Screening by Some Pediatricians Inadequate

Date Published: 
April 16, 2015

A study in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that there is still a large gap between the time that a parent is first concerned about the development of their child and the time that they are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This gap is nearly three years. According to the study, this may be due to a passive or reassuring response to concerns from their pediatrician.