Examination by a Developmental Pediatrician for an Autism Diagnosis Pt 3

Video Summary

In Part 3, we see Ethan in his exam with Dr. Adesman. In addition to conducting a physical exam, Dr. Adesman assesses for developmental delays such as eye contact, name response, imitation, shared emotion, social response and gesturing that are signs of autism as well as indicators of Ethan's current functioning relative to other toddlers his age. Ethan has a difficult time engaging in the interview.

"With twins, where there is a concern about autism spectrum for each of the boys, I chose to examine them one at a time for several reasons. First of all, I think that one child has the potential to set off the other child..."
— Andrew Adesman, MD

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