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Which specialist should a child with Asperger's syndrome see?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Usually the pediatrician is the first doctor a parent will take their child to when trying to find out what is affecting their child. A pediatrician may refer the child to a child psychologist or psychiatrist for further treatment. A researcher may also be seen if a parent wants their affected child to participate in clinical trials for various medications that may be beneficial to children with Asperger's syndrome.

*Asperger syndrome, or Asperger's, is a term that is no longer used as a formal diagnosis. In current diagnostic criteria, the syndrome is included under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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