Institute on Disability
 

Title

Infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: from early diagnosis to early intervention and service delivery

Abstract

The increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its detection during the first 3 years of life have substantial relevance for early intervention. The purpose of this article is to summarize current scientific and policy information on early identification and early intervention for infants and toddlers with ASD and their families. Following a brief overview that provides basic information about ASD, the authors discuss early warning signs of the disorder and available screening and diagnostic tools. Finally, they highlight focused intervention practices and comprehensive treatment models appropriate for infants and toddlers with ASD, as well as issues affecting the delivery of effective early intervention services to children and families.

Publication Date

3-2010

Journal Title

Journal of Early Intervention

Publisher

Sage Publications

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1053815110362690

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2010 SAGE Publications