Why Autism is Difficult to Diagnose in Latinos
Language plays a factor in determining how early Latino children get diagnosed.
Latino parents, beware.
A new report shows Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other children and if they go get diagnosed, it is later on in life.
Researchers found more than 80 percent of doctors offered autism patients some form of developmental screening, but only 29 percent offered Spanish-language screening.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 to 30 months and autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 to 30 months.
Language differences between doctors and patients was the most frequent problem to access to developmental specialists.
Has your child received early developmental screenings?
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