Navigating Autism Evaluations for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Autism is a complex developmental disorder. Autism evaluations are an excellent way to identify autism and give you peace of mind. The doctors at Premier Pediatrics offer comprehensive pediatric medical care, including autism evaluations. They have two convenient office locations in Brighton, and Commerce City, CO.

What You Need To Know About Autism and Autism Evaluations

So, what is autism? It’s a developmental disorder with a wide range of signs, from mild to severe. An autism evaluation can help determine the severity of autism.

Autism screenings are given at specific ages in your child’s life, usually at 18 and 24 months. You may want to schedule a more comprehensive autism evaluation if your child is exhibiting any of these signs of autism:

  • Not responding to their name being called
  • Not showing any interest in objects or things
  • Avoiding eye contact and wanting to be alone
  • Not understanding the feelings of others or their own
  • Not speaking or showing delayed speech
  • Repeating the same words and phrases
  • Getting upset by changing events

An autism evaluation from your pediatrician contains several steps. Your pediatrician will:

  • Perform a comprehensive medical record review
  • Observe your child’s behaviors, mannerisms, cognitive abilities, emotional, and physical delays

You may also be asked to complete a questionnaire describing your child’s behaviors, mannerisms, and other information. After the autism evaluation, your pediatrician will discuss individualized treatment for your child. The goals of treatment are to:

  • Improve performance
  • Enhance behavior
  • Develop life skills
  • Develop coping mechanisms

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You want your child to have the best chance to learn and thrive. An autism evaluation can identify areas where your child is having difficulties with learning and developing.

Want To Know More?

To learn more about an autism evaluation and how it can help your child, call the doctors at Premier Pediatrics. You can reach them in either of their office locations in Brighton, or Commerce City, CO, by calling (303) 655-1685, so call today.

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