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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.

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