Stories about ASD

A Screening Research Roadmap

ASD Roadmap

A Model Research Roadmap for ASD Screening

How each stage of research interacts with elements of an integrated network to progress towards important outcomes using specific practices

January 28, 2019

 

A COMPLETE RESEARCH ROADMAP

A PRACTICE leading to AN OUTCOME

ASD SCREENING will help to rapidly and accurately refer children at high risk for a DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT

Basic Research

1st Goal: To identify distinct features of ASD that can be readily assessed

Causes      Characteristics      Trajectories      Sub-types

1st Milestone: Specific indicators and related methods of assessment for reliably identifying children at high risk for ASD have been defined

Clinical Research

2nd Goal: To develop a tool that can reliably identify children at high risk for ASD

1. Pilot practice

2. Validate practice

3. Demonstrate reliability and usefulness of practice

4. Extend practice to other populations and settings

2nd Milestone: A screening tool shown to be valid and reliable for specialized settings can also be used effectively by community-based professionals

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Outcomes

TRAINING, POLICY, AND ADVOCACY

Implementation Research

3rd Goal: To demonstrate how professionals in the community can reliably screen for ASD across diverse populations, and on a large scale

1. Assess use

Delivery of        Closing gaps in         Capacity to

       practice       access to practice      scale practice

2. Improve use

3rd Milestone: Community-based professionals can effectively use a screening tool, on a large scale, and across diverse populations.

SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD

Rapid and accurate referral for diagnosis

Other Applied Research

4th Goal: To demonstrate how screening can improve identification across an entire population

Population outcomes                    Integrated care

4th Milestone: Community-based professionals using screening tools have increased the timely and accurate identification of ASD across an entire population by integrating screening with other relevant areas of research and practice

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