Autism Screenings in Louisville KY

Autism Screenings are available for established patients only. For more information, contact Kaplan Barron at (502) 452-6337

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a spectral condition that affects neurodevelopment, causing difficulty with socializing and communication. Since it is measured on a spectrum, it can be very mild or very intense. It is a cover-all term used for things that were previously known as:

  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Autistic Disorder

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What are the Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Because Autism is a spectral disorder, it appears differently in every case. On a general level, people who have autism may have repetitive behavior, and may not be engaged with the outside world as much as someone who does not have autism. These are broad ways to define it, but since each case of autism varies so highly, it is hard to define concrete symptoms tied to autism spectrum disorder. Some ways that Autism is displayed is:

  • Does not like physical contact with people.
  • Prefers alone time to socializing time
  • Little-to-no eye contact.
  • May not seem to be attached to people.
  • Speech may be minimal, reserved for commands and exchanging information only, may seem robotic.
  • May not like change.
  • May be very habitual.
  • Overstimulated easily.

While Autism Spectrum Disorder is generally viewed as a learning disability, some people with Autism Spectrum Disorder will actually be able to learn much faster than people who do not have Autism Specturm Disorder. The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder are so heavily variant, since autism is very different in every individual and requires an individualized approach.

What to do if You Suspect Your Child Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Center for Disease Control provides more information about Autism Spectrum Disorder screenings. The signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder are often recognized during a child’s development:

  • Won’t respond to name
  • Doesn’t like to be held or cuddled
  • Regression of language skills
  • Seems to not develop like “other kids”

Learn More About Autism Spectrum Disorder Screenings

When it comes to Autism Spectrum Disorder in children, it can be very hard to identify. If you fear your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, taking them to see a pediatric doctor may be a good first step.

An important thing to remember when facing a potential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is that many people with a diagnosis live full, normal, healthy lives. With therapy and a healthy childhood, many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are totally capable of living normal and fulfilled lives.

Pediatric Care in Louisville, KY

The pediatricians at Kaplan Barron Pediatric Group specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation and therapy for established patients. Please call (502) 452-6337 to schedule an appointment today. 

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COVID-19 Update from Kaplan Barron

We are now offering telemedicine services! Learn more by clicking here

As promised, we told you we would keep you updated. Here is what we are currently doing to protect our patients, parents, and community. This is ever changing so stay tuned!

We currently DO NOT have the capability to test for COVID-19 here at the office. If this changes in the future, we will be sure to let our community know but at this time, there is NO testing at private offices.

The doctors, management, and staff here at KBPG appreciate your patience during this time. It’s a learning curve for all of us but we will get through this together!