Ashley de Marchena Publishes Article on Clinical Decision Making in Autism
Published on July 14, 2021
Ashley de Marchena PhD, recently published a new article on early detection and clinical decision making in autism for the International Society for Autism Research.
Dr. de Marchena co-authored the article entitled “The first five minutes: Initial impressions during autism spectrum disorder diagnostic evaluations in young children.” The report details how clinicians' early impressions of children in autism evaluations compares to their final diagnosis.
“We … found that clinicians could not easily rule out autism (many children who initially appeared not to have autism were ultimately diagnosed), but were generally accurate ruling in autism (when a child appeared to have autism within 5 minutes, they were almost always so diagnosed).” the summary reads.