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How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

Autism is diagnosed by either a psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, speech pathologist or a combination of such specialists. Diagnosis is made based on clinical assessment. A child may be assessed according to their ability to speak, communicate, understand non-verbal expressions and gestures, and their intelligence.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Fetal alcohol syndrome


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