The Process of Diagnosing an Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 3.2: ADI

Video Summary

Laura, mother of Gregory (ASD) discusses some aspects of his early development during an Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI). Though Gregory was an affectionate and loving baby, he failed to reach certain social and communicative milestones such as making eye contact or using language or gestures to request. Rebecca, the assessor, explains several of the items she discussed with Laura, which include questions about Laura's initial concerns and questions about regression, or the decline in development seen in some children with ASD.

"We noticed...he would flap his socks and things like that. We thought it was cute...My sister was here in August of 09, and she saw him doing it. She was a speech therapist and she said, "You know, that's a sign of autism."
— Laura (Gregory's Mother)


    • Autism- General Information
    • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI)
    • Autism-General Information
    • pediatrician's role
    • speech delays
    • Regression
    • Family Life
    • search for diagnosis
    • General Behaviors
    • loss of skills
    • Nonverbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of pointing
    • Restricted
    • hand flapping
    • complex mannerisms/stereotypies
    • Stereotyped body movements
    • Social Interaction
    • affection
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of vocal expressiveness

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