Autism testing

There are several types of tests that can be used to diagnose autism, including:

1. Developmental Screening: A brief test that is used to assess a child's basic developmental milestones.

2. Diagnostic Interview: A structured interview conducted with the individual and their caregiver to gather information about the individual's developmental history, behavior, and social interactions.

3. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): A standardized diagnostic tool used to assess an individual's social and communication skills.

4. Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS): A rating scale used to diagnose autism in children based on observed behaviors and characteristics.

5. Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ): A screening tool used to assess an individual's communication and social skills.

If you suspect that you or your child has autism, the first step is to consult with a doctor or mental health professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating autism. They can provide guidance on the testing process and help you determine the best course of action.

Nauman Ahmad, MD Pediatrician

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