Test Commonly Used To Diagnose Autism May Be Unnecessary
[Source: Disability Scoop]
A test that’s often required for children to receive an autism diagnosis may be unnecessary and eliminating it could make the process faster, easier and cheaper, researchers say.
Many children undergo testing with what’s known as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, or ADOS, as part of an evaluation for autism. The assessment relies on specially trained clinicians to observe how children communicate, interact socially and behave while engaging in certain activities.
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