Autism Screening and Diagnosis

One key part of our integrated care bundle is Autism Screening and Diagnosis. This service aims to identify and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the earliest, using cutting-edge tools and a compassionate approach.

Our experienced team is dedicated to making the procedure a comfortable and enlightening experience for all families, ensuring a reliable path towards a tailored treatment plan and better outcomes.

Autism Screening and Diagnosis Q&A

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that can significantly affect communication and behavior. ASD is generally characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and nonverbal communication.

What is the best age to screen a child for ASD?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, screenings for autism should ideally be conducted during the regular well-child visits at 18 and 24 months of age. However, screenings can be suggested by the physician or requested by parents at any age if concerns arise.

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How do we diagnose ASD at Pediatrics of Sugar Land?

The process of diagnosing ASD at Pediatrics of Sugar Land involves two-step screening during regular well-child visits. If the initial screening tests suggest possible ASD, we conduct a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. This thorough assessment includes observing your child’s behavior, developmental history, and conducting various tests to assess cognitive level, language skills, and age-appropriate skills necessary to complete daily activities independently.

What guidelines does Pediatrics of Sugar Land follow for Autism screening and diagnosis?

At Pediatrics of Sugar Land, we strictly abide by the guidelines given by the American Academy of Pediatrics for Autism screening. Our prime focus is on early detection and intervention, which can play an invaluable role in maximizing the quality of life and functional independence of children with ASD.

What options exist for a child diagnosed with ASD?

There are numerous effective therapeutic strategies to assist children with ASD. These range from personalized treatments aimed at improving social, communication, and behavioral concerns, to more broad approaches focused on improving overall development. With us, you are assured of a tailor-made plan specially designed for your child’s unique requirements.

How does Pediatrics of Sugar Land support families after an Autism diagnosis?

We firmly believe that our role extends beyond diagnosis. Upon diagnosing your child with ASD, we continue to stand alongside your family, offering comprehensive post-diagnostic support and therapeutic intervention plans. Our goal is to not just offer clinical care, but to be there for your family, harnessing our expertise and resources to make your journey smoother.
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