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How sensitive is ASDetect?

August 09, 2018 - Melinda Denham - in category Results Support

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While ASDetect is not a diagnostic tool, the method on which the app is based is 81% accurate in identifying early signs of autism. However, no autism surveillance or screening method is perfectly accurate, so there is a chance that either: A child could be assessed as ‘low likelihood’ and still go on to meet […]

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Where can I find a Paediatrician?

May 26, 2017 - Melinda Denham - in category Results Support

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If your child has been identified as having a “high likelihood” for autism by ASDetect, or if you suspect that your child may have autism, your first step should be to see your GP. If required, your GP can refer you to a Paediatrician for a formal autism assessment. For more information about organising a […]

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Why is early detection for autism important?

- Melinda Denham - in category Results Support

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Early detection of autism can lead to your child receiving helpful interventions or support earlier, which often leads to better long term outcomes. There is a large body of research to suggest that monitoring a young child’s social-communication development is a successful and effective way to identify children who are developing autism. Research suggests that there are […]

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What types of autism interventions exist?

- Melinda Denham - in category Results Support

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There are a number of different autism interventions that are available, and choosing the right one for your child depends on a number of factors, including the child’s behaviours of concern, and what works best for your family. For information about the different types of interventions available, please visit Therapy Connect by Amaze (Autism Victoria) or the […]

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