RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF AUTISM
At Desert Valley Pediatrics, we understand that recognizing the signs of autism in infants and young children can be difficult. That is why we provide comprehensive evaluations to help parents and caregivers identify any potential signs of autism.
AUTISM SCREENING INFORMATION
Autism screening typically begins with a questionnaire or checklist that can be filled out by the child’s parents. If the questionnaire or checklist indicates that further evaluation may be needed, a pediatrician or other medical professional can assess the child’s behavior and development further.
If the medical professional believes that the child may have autism, they may refer the family to a specialist such as a psychologist, neurologist, or developmental pediatrician for further evaluation. This evaluation typically includes a physical exam, an assessment of the child’s developmental milestones, and a series of tests to measure their social and communication skills.
If autism is diagnosed, the specialist will typically create a treatment plan and provide resources and support to the family.
AUTISM SCREENING Q&A
Answer: There are generally no risks associated with an autism screening.
Answer: Typically, children are screened for autism, usually between the ages of 18 months and 3 years.
For additional information about Autism screening, call Desert Valley Pediatrics, or request an appointment online today.
WHY DESERT VALLEY PEDIATRICS
Desert Valley Pediatrics is proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community. With three offices in the local area, we have been serving families for over 25 years.
The Road to Good Health Starts Here
Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality medical care and compassionate service to our patients and their families.
Excellence in Pediatric Care
Our healthcare providers have collectively over one hundred and fifty years of pediatric experience. They have spent the majority of their professional careers promoting health and well-being for the young people of Las Vegas.
We Are Here When You Need Us
Desert Valley Pediatrics has an open calendar to help schedule your wellness visits and exams in advance, including same-day appointments to accommodate unforeseen illnesses.
Your Partner in Child Health
We have three different offices in the Las Vegas valley to serve our patients in a friendly and inviting environment.