Practical Guidance for Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kristin A. Sohl, MD (Moderator)
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health; Medical Director, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Advocacy Director, Child Health Department, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri
Patricia M. Manning-Courtney, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati; Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Director, Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cincinnati, Ohio
Micah O. Mazurek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Psychology; Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Clinical Psychologist, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
||Discuss the importance of screening for autism spectrum disorder in the primary care office.
||Identify red flags of autism spectrum disorder.
||Recognize the varied presentation of autism spectrum disorder in children and youth.
||List the common medical co-occurring conditions that affect children with autism spectrum disorder.
||Identify resources available to help primary care providers caring for children with autism spectrum disorder.
||Describe the types of treatment available for children with autism spectrum disorder.
||List the common medications used to treat co-occurring conditions and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.