Effective, comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability characterized by abnormal communication, abnormal emotional understanding and relationships with others, unusual and often repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests.
The autism spectrum ranges from mild (pervasive developmental disorder and Asperger Syndrome) to severe (severe autism with profound mental retardation) and is prevalent in about one in 150 children.
The Duke Autism Clinic was established by G. Robert DeLong, MD, a distinguished pediatric neurologist, to diagnose and treat the symptoms of autism.
Our multidisciplinary clinic offers the following services:
You need a physician referral to schedule an initial evaluation in the Duke Autism Clinic. At your initial evaluation, a detailed history is taken and a physical examination is performed by an attending physician in the clinic.
A speech-language pathologist will assess the need for further communication evaluations, testing, or treatment to be conducted at a later date. Depending on need, the following services are then offered:
To schedule an appointment with a doctor in the Duke Autism Clinic, please call:
Physicians offering this service include:
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