Tom Shives, MD, talks with psychologist Dr. Andrea Huebner about the common traits of autism, including social, communication, and compulsive behaviors, and adds information about classic and more subtle traits of autism.
Hueber elaborates about the standard of care, and the team she works with, including child and neuro psychologists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, and nursing staff. A typical evaluation for diagnosis at the Mayo Clinic takes a week to complete. Huebner elaborates on the emotional toll on parents when they first receive a diagnosis for their child, and how the clinic supports time restraints in testing – and even how the news is delivered. After delving into an overview of types of treatments, diets, and plans for accessing treatments, Huebner talks briefly about what causes autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Mayo Clinic Radio
By: Mayo Clinic
Initial Air Date: Oct 13, 2017