When an Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Resolves, What Remains?

Lisa H. Shulman, Erin D’Agostino, Samantha Lee, Maria D.R. Valicenti-McDermott, Rosa Seijo, Elizabeth Tulloch, Deborah Meringolo, Nancy Tarshis

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A chart review was performed of 38 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by 3 years of age at an inner-city developmental program who subsequently experienced resolution of ASD symptomatology and no longer met diagnostic criteria for ASD at follow-up an average of 4 years later. Demographic, developmental/cognitive data, Childhood Autism Rating Scale, and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule data as available were reviewed from the initial diagnostic evaluation and at the time of follow-up. Services received by the children between the time of diagnosis and follow-up, educational setting at the time of follow-up, and emotional/behavioral and learning diagnoses made by the multidisciplinary team at follow-up were reviewed. The findings indicate that residual emotional/behavioral and learning problems were present at follow-up in the vast majority of children in this group and that the majority continued to require educational support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Early Diagnosis
Autistic Disorder
Learning
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Observation
Demography
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Problem Behavior

Keywords

  • autism recovery
  • optimal outcomes
  • residual effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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When an Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Resolves, What Remains? / Shulman, Lisa H.; D’Agostino, Erin; Lee, Samantha; Valicenti-McDermott, Maria D.R.; Seijo, Rosa; Tulloch, Elizabeth; Meringolo, Deborah; Tarshis, Nancy.

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Shulman, Lisa H. ; D’Agostino, Erin ; Lee, Samantha ; Valicenti-McDermott, Maria D.R. ; Seijo, Rosa ; Tulloch, Elizabeth ; Meringolo, Deborah ; Tarshis, Nancy. / When an Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Resolves, What Remains?. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2019.
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