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September 17, 2015

Psychologist, Devon Redmond, reviews study about autism traits in boys and girls

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Devon Redmond, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development. Recently, she reviewed the results of a study in Molecular Autism about the disparity of traits of autism in girls versus boys. 

She shares that research has confirmed what many have been noticing anecdotally ‚Äî females on the autism spectrum are significantly less likely than males to display repetitive behaviors and restricted interests (e.g., hand flapping, overly focused interests).   It is important to be aware of how autism may present differently by gender to ensure accurate and early diagnosis.  

Click here to read the article that summarizes the study.  

3 of our 7 psychologists, including Dr. Redmond, specialize in ASD evaluations and offer therapy services to support children and families living with autism.  They are in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and Primary Physician Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.