Difficulty of Examining a Child with Autism Riley (ASD) Example
Dr. Forletti describes how a well child visit differs for a typically developing a child versus a child who already has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Forletti describes how he tailors the well child visit for one of his patients with ASD, Riley.
"With kids who have ASD who are in an ABA program, I also find that food is used as a primary reinforcer. And I try to make sure the parents don't continue to use food as a primary reinforcer because then the child just becomes overweight."
— Damian Forletti, MD