Identifying the Signs of Autism Earlier

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: The AAP recommends screening children for autism at 18 months, but research suggests subtle warning signs may be apparent even earlier.
Air Date: 11/20/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Andrew Adesman, MD
Andrew Adesman 2012Dr. Adesman is Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Adesman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also completed a Fellowship in Child Development and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to Board certification in Pediatrics, Dr. Adesman is Board certified in Neuro-developmental Disabilities and also Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Adesman has authored many research and review articles on developmental disorders in children, and most recently, is the author of a new book focusing on common parenting myths, BabyFacts: The Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool. He also co-authored a book on adoptive parenting, Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family.

Dr. Adesman has been repeatedly included in the book, How To Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area and is repeatedly listed in New York Magazine's list of "Best Doctors in New York.
Identifying the Signs of Autism Earlier
How early can you diagnose autism?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children beginning at 18 months, but research suggests subtle warning signs may be apparent even earlier.

The early social, communication, and behavioral differences of autism spectrum disorders are apparent if you know what to look for.

The AAP encourages doctors to be aware of the signs of ASD, and to be on the lookout for these signs during every well visit.

Dr. Andrew Adesman, MD, discusses the early warning signs and symptoms of Autism, as well as when you should seek help and early intervention.
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