Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- Training professionals:- Does training professionals to recognise signs and symptoms of autism lead to earlier assessment of needs and earlier diagnosis (and by implication reduce morbidity/improve health outcomes) among children and young people with suspected autism compared with no training?
- Gathering information in schools or nurseries:- Does routine additional information from educational settings (such as nursery or school) improve accuracy in diagnosing autism among children or young people up to the age of 19 compared with signs and symptoms alone?
- Additional assessments:- Do additional assessments (for IQ, language ability and motor ability) improve accuracy in diagnosing autism among preschool children (younger than 5 years) compared with signs and symptoms alone?
- Comparative genomic hybridisation array:- What is the effectiveness and acceptability of comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) array compared with current genetic testing in children and young people with identified autism?