Hiding in Plain Sight: Ensuring Proper Diagnosis of Autistic Girls
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Autism can present quite differently
in boys and girls, and research demonstrates that many girls and women are
being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. In this recorded session from ASHA’s
2021 Schools Connect online conference, the presenter explores the subtle
presentation of autism in general and the specific ways that girls and women
can present. The speaker discusses the importance of a comprehensive social
cognition assessment to increase the likelihood of proper autism diagnosis.
You will be able
characteristics of individuals who do not present with obvious signs of autism
but are nevertheless autistic
important ways that autistic females differ from autistic males
at least three specific methods (rating scales, social cognition tests, and/or
clinical activities) to include in a comprehensive social cognition assessment
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This course is part of the Identifying Autism learning path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to complete as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.
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