Primarily Asks How the Child Plays with Toys
Dr. Forletti discusses the types of questions he asks parents to gain information about a child's development. Given that many children at risk for autism spectrum disorders do not develop age appropriate play skills or may play with their toys in an odd or repetitive fashion, Dr. Forlette explains that he often asks about his patients' play skills, particularrly, with regard to imitative or imaginative play.
"The kinds of questions that I like to ask parents are mostly along the lines of how does the child play with their toys, or what toys do they like to play with."
— Damian Forletti, MD