Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder: Are we meeting best practice standards?

Lauren Taylor

University of Western Australia, Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC)

Lauren’s is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, where she is working on a multisite, randomised controlled trial of a social communication intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She was previously a Project Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), where her research work focused on diagnostic practices for ASD in Australia. Lauren was also involved in establishing Australia’s first tertiary-level training course specifically focused on ASD assessment and diagnosis. She has previously worked as a clinical psychologist, supporting children, adolescents and adults with ASD across early intervention, school and residential settings.


Introduction: There is currently no consistent standard for diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Therefore, discrepant practices across states and between clinicians are likely. The aim of this research was to... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

This research had approval from the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref RA/4/1/6997) [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lauren Taylor (University of Western Australia, Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC))

Topic Area

Topics: Research


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