Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders

Chris Plauché Johnson, Scott M. Myers, Paul Howard Lipkin, J. Daniel Cartwright, Larry W. Desch, John C. Duby, Ellen Roy Elias, Eric B. Levey, Gregory S. Liptak, Nancy A. Murphy, Ann Henderson Tilton, Donald Lollar, Michelle Macias, Merle McPherson, Donna Gore Olson, Bonnie Strickland, Stephanie Mucha Skipper, Jill Ackermann, Mark Del Monte, Thomas D. ChallmanSusan L. Hyman, Susan E. Levy, S. Andrew Spooner, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders are not rare; many primary care pediatricians care for several children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatricians play an important role in early recognition of autism spectrum disorders, because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents are now much more aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media; if their child demonstrates any of the published signs, they will most likely raise their concerns to their child's pediatrician. It is important that pediatricians be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and have a strategy for assessing them systematically. Pediatricians also must be aware of local resources that can assist in making a definitive diagnosis of, and in managing, autism spectrum disorders. The pediatrician must be familiar with developmental, educational, and community resources as well as medical subspecialty clinics. This clinical report is 1 of 2 documents that replace the original American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report published in 2001. This report addresses background information, including definition, history, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, early signs, neuropathologic aspects, and etiologic possibilities in autism spectrum disorders. In addition, this report provides an algorithm to help the pediatrician develop a strategy for early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The accompanying clinical report addresses the management of children with autism spectrum disorders and follows this report on page 1162 [available at www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/120/5/1162]. Both clinical reports are complemented by the toolkit titled "Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians," which contains screening and surveillance tools, practical forms, tables, and parent handouts to assist the pediatrician in the identification, evaluation, and management of autism spectrum disorders in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1215
Number of pages33
JournalPediatrics
Volume120
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents
Pediatrics
Pediatricians
Autistic Disorder
Child Care
Signs and Symptoms
Primary Health Care
Epidemiology
History
Identification (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Asperger syndrome
  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Joint attention
  • Neuropathologic abnormalities
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Theory of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Johnson, C. P., Myers, S. M., Lipkin, P. H., Cartwright, J. D., Desch, L. W., Duby, J. C., ... Yeargin-Allsopp, M. (2007). Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 120(5), 1183-1215. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2361

Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. / Johnson, Chris Plauché; Myers, Scott M.; Lipkin, Paul Howard; Cartwright, J. Daniel; Desch, Larry W.; Duby, John C.; Elias, Ellen Roy; Levey, Eric B.; Liptak, Gregory S.; Murphy, Nancy A.; Tilton, Ann Henderson; Lollar, Donald; Macias, Michelle; McPherson, Merle; Olson, Donna Gore; Strickland, Bonnie; Skipper, Stephanie Mucha; Ackermann, Jill; Del Monte, Mark; Challman, Thomas D.; Hyman, Susan L.; Levy, Susan E.; Spooner, S. Andrew; Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 5, 11.2007, p. 1183-1215.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Johnson, CP, Myers, SM, Lipkin, PH, Cartwright, JD, Desch, LW, Duby, JC, Elias, ER, Levey, EB, Liptak, GS, Murphy, NA, Tilton, AH, Lollar, D, Macias, M, McPherson, M, Olson, DG, Strickland, B, Skipper, SM, Ackermann, J, Del Monte, M, Challman, TD, Hyman, SL, Levy, SE, Spooner, SA & Yeargin-Allsopp, M 2007, 'Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders', Pediatrics, vol. 120, no. 5, pp. 1183-1215. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2361
Johnson CP, Myers SM, Lipkin PH, Cartwright JD, Desch LW, Duby JC et al. Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2007 Nov;120(5):1183-1215. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2361
Johnson, Chris Plauché ; Myers, Scott M. ; Lipkin, Paul Howard ; Cartwright, J. Daniel ; Desch, Larry W. ; Duby, John C. ; Elias, Ellen Roy ; Levey, Eric B. ; Liptak, Gregory S. ; Murphy, Nancy A. ; Tilton, Ann Henderson ; Lollar, Donald ; Macias, Michelle ; McPherson, Merle ; Olson, Donna Gore ; Strickland, Bonnie ; Skipper, Stephanie Mucha ; Ackermann, Jill ; Del Monte, Mark ; Challman, Thomas D. ; Hyman, Susan L. ; Levy, Susan E. ; Spooner, S. Andrew ; Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn. / Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. In: Pediatrics. 2007 ; Vol. 120, No. 5. pp. 1183-1215.
@article{42c1dc303c9c4b798414d9cc954dc6c7,
title = "Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders",
abstract = "Autism spectrum disorders are not rare; many primary care pediatricians care for several children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatricians play an important role in early recognition of autism spectrum disorders, because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents are now much more aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media; if their child demonstrates any of the published signs, they will most likely raise their concerns to their child's pediatrician. It is important that pediatricians be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and have a strategy for assessing them systematically. Pediatricians also must be aware of local resources that can assist in making a definitive diagnosis of, and in managing, autism spectrum disorders. The pediatrician must be familiar with developmental, educational, and community resources as well as medical subspecialty clinics. This clinical report is 1 of 2 documents that replace the original American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report published in 2001. This report addresses background information, including definition, history, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, early signs, neuropathologic aspects, and etiologic possibilities in autism spectrum disorders. In addition, this report provides an algorithm to help the pediatrician develop a strategy for early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The accompanying clinical report addresses the management of children with autism spectrum disorders and follows this report on page 1162 [available at www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/120/5/1162]. Both clinical reports are complemented by the toolkit titled {"}Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians,{"} which contains screening and surveillance tools, practical forms, tables, and parent handouts to assist the pediatrician in the identification, evaluation, and management of autism spectrum disorders in children.",
keywords = "Asperger syndrome, Autism, Autism spectrum disorders, Fragile X syndrome, Joint attention, Neuropathologic abnormalities, Pervasive developmental disorders, Self-injurious behaviors, Theory of mind",
author = "Johnson, {Chris Plauch{\'e}} and Myers, {Scott M.} and Lipkin, {Paul Howard} and Cartwright, {J. Daniel} and Desch, {Larry W.} and Duby, {John C.} and Elias, {Ellen Roy} and Levey, {Eric B.} and Liptak, {Gregory S.} and Murphy, {Nancy A.} and Tilton, {Ann Henderson} and Donald Lollar and Michelle Macias and Merle McPherson and Olson, {Donna Gore} and Bonnie Strickland and Skipper, {Stephanie Mucha} and Jill Ackermann and {Del Monte}, Mark and Challman, {Thomas D.} and Hyman, {Susan L.} and Levy, {Susan E.} and Spooner, {S. Andrew} and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp",
year = "2007",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1542/peds.2007-2361",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "120",
pages = "1183--1215",
journal = "Pediatrics",
issn = "0031-4005",
publisher = "American Academy of Pediatrics",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders

AU - Johnson, Chris Plauché

AU - Myers, Scott M.

AU - Lipkin, Paul Howard

AU - Cartwright, J. Daniel

AU - Desch, Larry W.

AU - Duby, John C.

AU - Elias, Ellen Roy

AU - Levey, Eric B.

AU - Liptak, Gregory S.

AU - Murphy, Nancy A.

AU - Tilton, Ann Henderson

AU - Lollar, Donald

AU - Macias, Michelle

AU - McPherson, Merle

AU - Olson, Donna Gore

AU - Strickland, Bonnie

AU - Skipper, Stephanie Mucha

AU - Ackermann, Jill

AU - Del Monte, Mark

AU - Challman, Thomas D.

AU - Hyman, Susan L.

AU - Levy, Susan E.

AU - Spooner, S. Andrew

AU - Yeargin-Allsopp, Marshalyn

PY - 2007/11

Y1 - 2007/11

N2 - Autism spectrum disorders are not rare; many primary care pediatricians care for several children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatricians play an important role in early recognition of autism spectrum disorders, because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents are now much more aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media; if their child demonstrates any of the published signs, they will most likely raise their concerns to their child's pediatrician. It is important that pediatricians be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and have a strategy for assessing them systematically. Pediatricians also must be aware of local resources that can assist in making a definitive diagnosis of, and in managing, autism spectrum disorders. The pediatrician must be familiar with developmental, educational, and community resources as well as medical subspecialty clinics. This clinical report is 1 of 2 documents that replace the original American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report published in 2001. This report addresses background information, including definition, history, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, early signs, neuropathologic aspects, and etiologic possibilities in autism spectrum disorders. In addition, this report provides an algorithm to help the pediatrician develop a strategy for early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The accompanying clinical report addresses the management of children with autism spectrum disorders and follows this report on page 1162 [available at www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/120/5/1162]. Both clinical reports are complemented by the toolkit titled "Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians," which contains screening and surveillance tools, practical forms, tables, and parent handouts to assist the pediatrician in the identification, evaluation, and management of autism spectrum disorders in children.

AB - Autism spectrum disorders are not rare; many primary care pediatricians care for several children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatricians play an important role in early recognition of autism spectrum disorders, because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents are now much more aware of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media; if their child demonstrates any of the published signs, they will most likely raise their concerns to their child's pediatrician. It is important that pediatricians be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and have a strategy for assessing them systematically. Pediatricians also must be aware of local resources that can assist in making a definitive diagnosis of, and in managing, autism spectrum disorders. The pediatrician must be familiar with developmental, educational, and community resources as well as medical subspecialty clinics. This clinical report is 1 of 2 documents that replace the original American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report published in 2001. This report addresses background information, including definition, history, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, early signs, neuropathologic aspects, and etiologic possibilities in autism spectrum disorders. In addition, this report provides an algorithm to help the pediatrician develop a strategy for early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders. The accompanying clinical report addresses the management of children with autism spectrum disorders and follows this report on page 1162 [available at www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/120/5/1162]. Both clinical reports are complemented by the toolkit titled "Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians," which contains screening and surveillance tools, practical forms, tables, and parent handouts to assist the pediatrician in the identification, evaluation, and management of autism spectrum disorders in children.

KW - Asperger syndrome

KW - Autism

KW - Autism spectrum disorders

KW - Fragile X syndrome

KW - Joint attention

KW - Neuropathologic abnormalities

KW - Pervasive developmental disorders

KW - Self-injurious behaviors

KW - Theory of mind

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=36048931014&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=36048931014&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1542/peds.2007-2361

DO - 10.1542/peds.2007-2361

M3 - Article

C2 - 17967920

AN - SCOPUS:36048931014

VL - 120

SP - 1183

EP - 1215

JO - Pediatrics

JF - Pediatrics

SN - 0031-4005

IS - 5

ER -