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Charting Pediatrics

Mar 13, 2018

In today's episode we discuss autism spectrum disorder with Elizabeth Coan, PsyD. Dr. Coan is a doctor of psychology at the Neuroscience Institute at Children's Colorado and is an instructor of developmental pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine.

In this episode:

  • How a PCP can take the first steps towards diagnosing autism
  • How you can implement autism screening tools in your practice
  • How to sensitively discuss autism spectrum disorder with parents and families
  • Tips for managing screenings and referrals after diagnosing autism
  • The reason why there are things to celebrate once you've made an autism diagnosis
  • Tips PCPs can share with families to help develop the strengths of a child with autism
  • Counseling families on how they use the internet when researching autism

Autism Speaks

ABA Therapy 

M-CHAT Screening Tool