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Brief Observations May Miss Autism Symptoms

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Even experts might miss autism signs in a brief observation. Children who have autism display high rates of typical behavior alongside atypical behavior. However, children who do not have autism also show atypical behavior at times. Even clinicians who have experience and expertise in autism may not detect differences in the atypical-typical behavior ratios in a 10- to 20-minute observation.

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