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Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Dennis R. DixonEmail author
  • Doreen Granpeesheh
  • Jonathan Tarbox
  • Marlena N. Smith
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Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Abstract

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 out of every 110 children aged 8 or below have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD; Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 2009). The CDC has labeled this increase a significant public health concern and with increased prevalence, the need for effective intervention is greater than ever before. The research on treatment of ASD has revealed that early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) is highly effective.

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder Positive Predictive Value Negative Predictive Value Developmental Delay Diagnostic Evaluation 
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  • Dennis R. Dixon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Doreen Granpeesheh
    • 1
  • Jonathan Tarbox
    • 1
  • Marlena N. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Autism and Related DisordersTarzanaUSA

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