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

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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.


  • Bengt Persson
  • Berit Nordström
  • Kerstin Petersson
  • Marie Edwinson Månsson
  • Bengt Sivberg
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Sidor (från-till)313-24
TidskriftJournal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
StatusPublished - 2006
Peer review utfördJa