Back to Product & Resources listing
Image shows a person's hands typing on a laptop.
Screening for Autism in Pediatric Primary Care
March 23, 2023

View the slides: 



This webinar will help the learner identify symptoms of autism in the pediatric population and identify validated and reliable screening tool that may be feasible to use in the primary care setting. The challenges of screening for autism in the primary care setting and solutions to improve screening rates will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Recall the red flags of autism spectrum disorder in the infant and toddler age group.
  • Review DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in the pediatric population.
  • Identify valid and reliable autism spectrum screening tools for infants, toddlers, school age and adolescent age group.
  • Discuss challenges, barriers, and potential strategies to incorporate autism spectrum disorder screening in the primary care setting.


Presented by: Terri Matthews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D

Terri Mathews, MSN, PhDDr. Mathews is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Mathews received her bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Mathews clinical specialty is child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nursing. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mathews joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 2008.