Course 1 of 3: The Early Detection of Autism in Children and Recommendations for Therapy

Detecting Autism at an Early Age

Observe the early warning signs of autism by comparing behaviors of typically developing children with those of children on the autism spectrum.

About the course

This video highlights early warning signs of autism spectrum disorders as they present in children 36 months of age and younger. Examples of symptoms are shown from the three domains of autism: (1) language and communication, (2) reciprocal social interaction and (3) repetitive and restricted behaviors. In this course, expert narration and video footage work in tandem to describe the core deficits in children with autism spectrum disorders and show differences between typically developing children and children on the autism spectrum.

2 Hours

Course Objectives
  • Identify the early warning signs of autism in children three and under from each of the three domains of autism identified in the DSM-IV DSM-V, and ICD-10.
  • Understand the differences in developmental milestones between typically developing children and children at risk for autism.
  • Recognize that Early Intervention services are most effective when provided at very early ages thus the importance of identifying warning signs as early as possible.

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  • Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
    Professor, Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics University of Connecticut
  • None of the speakers will be discussing the off-label use of any products. This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.


  • Pediatricians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Neurologists
  • Developmental Pediatricians
  • Nurses
  • Speech Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Teachers and Therapists
  • Family Practice Physicians

Preview a chapter today: Restricted & Repetitive Behavioral Interests

Disclosure: The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speakers have any financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Confidentiality: All information gathered as part of this web cast activity will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed or released in any format to any other person or business that does not have a "need to know" as it relates specifically to this activity without the full and proper consent of the viewer/provider of this information.



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