Where to Refer Children for Early Intervention
Dr. Forletti discusses the general and specific places where he refers children when he suspects that they have an autism spectrum disorder. He discusses the importance of contacting Ealrly Intervention services as well as pursuing evaluation through a developmental pediatrician or, in some cases, a psychologist to confirm a child's diagnosis. Finally, Dr. Forletti dsicusses how parents can become both advocates and teachers, well versed in their child's therapies and supporting their child's development.
"...the less sure I am of the diagnosis, the more people I reach out to for help in trying to make a diagnosis, so we can help the children and target their therapies."
— Damian Forletti, MD