Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis
This category contains resources, products and helpful websites regarding screening, assessment and diagnosis. This category also includes conceptual papers and translational research articles.
Collaboration and Action to Improve Child Health Systems: Toolkit for State Leaders provides an approach to mapping the child health system in a state so state leaders can better envision the flow of services and funding that support access to care for children and families and identify opportunities for improvement. The toolkit, published by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, contains system diagrams and discussion questions on the following topics: the Title V agency role in ensuring child health; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program mandates on collaboration and outreach to families; medical and dental homes; EPSDT screening visits; linkages, case management, and care coordination; care for children with special needs; Medicaid managed care; and public-private and interagency collaboration. Sample scenarios are provided to guide discussion, as well as tips on designing and facilitating a state leadership workshop.
The "Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.
This chapter, in the book entitled Evidence-Based Practices and Treatment for Children with Autism, considers treatments that aim to enhance the ability of children with ASD to communicate and use language. Communication is vital for learning, and establishing connections with others.
The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD.
for Primary Care Providers
This site is for primary care providers considering or planning to start screening children for developmental needs using a validated tool. Whether you know you should change but don?t know where to start, or are still thinking about how this change could work in your setting, this website will help. Objective information about several tools is offered, with references and links where more detail is available. We share our experiences at Children?s Hospital Boston so you can benefit from what we did right and what we did wrong, though we know that every office has its own specific needs.
Early Childhood - Growing Ideas Tipsheets: Laws that Support Early Childhood Education; Universal Design in Early Care and Education; Providing Guidance for Social Skill Development; Aggression; Biting; Daily Transitions and more.
Welcome to the ASD Video Glossary, an innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This glossary contains over a hundred video clips and is available to you free of charge. Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, physician, clinician, childcare provider, or educator, it can help you see the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD. All of the children featured in the ASD Video Glossary as having red flags for ASD are, in fact, diagnosed with ASD.
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT; Robins, Fein, & Barton, 1999) is available for free download for clinical, research, and educational purposes.