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Screening for Infants With Developmental Deficits and/or Autism A Swedish Pilot Study.

Persson, Bengt ; Nordström, Berit LU ; Petersson, Kerstin LU ; Edwinson Månsson, Marie LU and Sivberg, Bengt LU (2006) In Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families 21(4). p.24-313
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument (SEEK) for the early detection of developmental deficits and/or autistic spectrum disorders among children by the age of 8 months at eight child health care centers in southern Sweden. Health visitors, trained by the research team, screened 312 infants. SEEK captured 5 infants with several points. Twenty-one percent of the infants obtained at least one SEEK point. At the 18-month follow-up, 5 children still showed more obvious signs of developmental problems. The health visitors found SEEK to be very satisfactory and easy and quick to use and its items and questions to be easy to administer. The results have indicated a new systematic methodology to examine infants, which is to be... (More)
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument (SEEK) for the early detection of developmental deficits and/or autistic spectrum disorders among children by the age of 8 months at eight child health care centers in southern Sweden. Health visitors, trained by the research team, screened 312 infants. SEEK captured 5 infants with several points. Twenty-one percent of the infants obtained at least one SEEK point. At the 18-month follow-up, 5 children still showed more obvious signs of developmental problems. The health visitors found SEEK to be very satisfactory and easy and quick to use and its items and questions to be easy to administer. The results have indicated a new systematic methodology to examine infants, which is to be further developed. (Less)
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10.1016/j.pedn.2005.07.004
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  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families},
  title        = {Screening for Infants With Developmental Deficits and/or Autism A Swedish Pilot Study.},
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