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Best Way For Diagnosis

Best Way For Diagnosis

What is the "best" way to have your child diagnosed with ASD? My small town doesn't have much, a great pediatrician that we see and one psychologist that is primarily for adults. She doesn't take our insurance. Can a pediatrician diagnose? My son is not an "obvious" candidate, but I truly feel he is on the spectrum and have used strategies that have been proven to work with spectrum children and they work wonders with him. I guess my question really is, where do I start?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you very much..

posted over 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member - ASD is Autism Spectrum Disorder. That is what it is formally called now.

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Excuse me but what is (asd)mean?

posted over 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Get referral to specialist who has expertise with kids and can actually diagnose even if out of town. That is usually neurologist, development pediatrian or psychologist.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

A developmental pediatrician or psychologist can make a diagnosis. Your family doctor should give you a referral.

posted about 5 years ago
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