Monitoring Progress in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Valsamma Eapen
  • Katrina Williams
  • Jacqueline Roberts
  • Nicole Rinehart
  • Jane McGillivray
Chapter

Abstract

The consensus of most professionals is that autism is a lifelong condition. Also, researchers have found that core symptoms change over time. Thus, screening and diagnosis constitutes a first step, but lifelong monitoring is also in order. This chapter discusses how this process can be accomplished. Where current strengths and current pitfalls exist will also be a point of emphasis.

Keywords

Autism Trajectory Monitor Progress Development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valsamma Eapen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Katrina Williams
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Jacqueline Roberts
    • 6
  • Nicole Rinehart
    • 7
  • Jane McGillivray
    • 8
  1. 1.Infant Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney (AUCS)LiverpoolAustralia
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  4. 4.Developmental MedicineRoyal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  5. 5.Murdoch Childrens Research InstituteParkvilleAustralia
  6. 6.Autism Centre of ExcellenceGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  7. 7.Deakin Child Study Centre, School of PsychologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  8. 8.Centre for Social and Emotional Development, School of PsychologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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