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Autism in preschoolers: Assessment, diagnostic and gender aspects


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Title: Autism in preschoolers: Assessment, diagnostic and gender aspects
Authors: Westman Andersson, Gunilla
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Westman Andersson G., Miniscalco C., Johansson U., Gillberg C. (2013). Autism in toddlers: Can observation in preschool yield the same information as autism assessment in a specialised clinic? The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013: Article ID 384745.
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II. Westman Andersson G., Miniscalco C., Gillberg C. (2013). Autism in preschoolers: Does individual clinician’s first visit diagnosis agree with final comprehensive diagnosis? The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013: Article ID 716267.
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III. Andersson G.W., Gillberg C., Miniscalco C. (2013). Preschool children with suspected autism spectrum disorders: Do girls and boys have the same profiles? Research in Developmental Disabilities 34: 413-422.
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IV. Andersson G.W., Miniscalco C., Gillberg C. (2013). Preschoolers worked up for autism: Parent and teacher experiences of the diagnostic process. (Submitted).
Date of Defence: 2013-11-29
Disputation: Fredagen den 29 november 2013, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: autism
early diagnosis
gender
preschool
parents
teachers
Abstract: Background: Very early assessment of young boys and girls with suspected autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is widely advocated, but knowledge is limited. Aims: Evaluate methods used in assessment of young children with suspected ASD, identify possible gender differences in clinical presentation, and examine parent/teacher experiences of the diagnostic process. Material and methods: Children (under age 4 years) were recruited after general population screening for ASD in Gothenburg. Different appro... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8799-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/33110
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from Sahlgrenska Academy
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Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi

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