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In this video a psychologist and a speech pathologist talk about what happens in an assessment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

As part of ASD assessment, health professionals use activities like puzzles, games and pretend play to observe a child’s behaviour, social skills and communication. They also talk to parents to find out about the child’s early development.

Note that the professionals in this video refer to ASD as autism.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 09-05-2018
  • Acknowledgements

    This content was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and developed in collaboration with the Helping Children With Autism initiative.

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