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STAT-MD: Early Identification of ASD for Pediatric Health Providers

State/Jurisdiction: Tennessee
Setting: Clinical Workplace
Population: CYSHCN Medical & Public Health Professionals
Topic Area: Health Screening Workforce Development
NPMs: NPM 6: Developmental Screening

Our practice extends a model of primary care provider (PCP)-facilitated, within-clinic, diagnostic assessment of children with early characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The STAT-MD model emphasizes training in within-practice diagnostic triage and actionable frameworks for follow-up care by providing 1) access to expert-facilitated workshops, 2) training in diagnostic triage tools for use within primary care, and 3) access to an online suite of practice supports. Through this combination of intervention components, we hope to accomplish increased knowledge and self-efficacy for PCPs, create a system wherein these competencies and practice behaviors become the expected standard of care for PCPs, and that these changes will directly improve families’ access to ASD-specific services.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC-TRIAD)
Jeffrey Hine

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