The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic procedures and tests developmental- behavioral pediatricians (DBPs) used to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) in the United States. This study also examined DBP’s clinical practices with the diagnosis of ASD in children who are D/HH and their use of accommodations and modifications necessary in the diagnostic processes of this population. The results obtained from this survey research study indicated that there are many different professionals who are capable of diagnosing ASD. Additionally, ASD diagnostic teams are critically important when making a diagnosis of ASD in children who are D/HH.


Goldberg, Donald


Communication Studies


Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, ASD Diagnosis, ASD Diagnostic Tools

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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