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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics:
doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e318236207b
Commentary

Should the Diagnosis of Autism be Made Only on the Basis of a Standardized Test?

Gupta, Vidya B. MD, MPH, FAAP; Lauffer, Dan PhD

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Abstract

This commentary argues that a standardized tool such as Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is not always required to make the diagnosis of autism, which can be made by obtaining a thorough history and performing an astute clinical examination as William Osler, founder of John Hopkins School of Medicine, taught or Dr. Leo Kanner practiced.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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