Few pediatricians offer Spanish-language ASD, developmental screening

08/19/2013 | Reuters

U.S. researchers surveyed 267 primary care pediatricians across California and found that 81% of them provided a form of developmental screening, but just 29% of them offered autism screening in Spanish. Of the respondents, 10% screened patients for both autism spectrum disorder and developmental disorders using the Spanish language. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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