Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   2003 , Volume 13 , Number 2; Page(s) 161 To 165.
 
Paper: 

HOW TO APPROACH TO AN AUTISTIC CHILD? PEDIATRICIAN'S VIEW

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADI M.*
 
* Children Medical Center, Dr Gharib St, Tehran, IR Iran
 
Abstract: 

After about two centuries from the famous monograph written by Jean-Marc Gaspard (French physician) and about six decades after the first descriptions of autism published by Dr. Leo Kanner, autistic children have a yet unexplored, strange world full of mysteries not only for the parents but also for the physicians involved in the management of these children. The mean age of diagnosis of a child with autistic spectrum disorder is as late as six years even in well-developed European countries.
Pediatricians are the first who visit these children and they are also actively involved in their health care. What is the actual role of a pediatrician in a logical and practical approach to the problem? And also how could we promote early diagnosis?
In the following review article, I am going to answer these questions, mainly by introducing a new checklist for early diagnosis as well as a guide for further requesting paraclinical examinations for the children with autistic spectrum disorders.

 
Keyword(s): AUTISM, CHILD, SCREENING, PEDIATRICIAN
 
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