In this talk, Dr. Zubairi provides an overview of commonly used screening and diagnostic tools to help identify autism spectrum disorder, and how they create opportunities or barriers in trying to best understand the strengths, challenges and functional abilities of individuals on the autism spectrum who represent diverse cultures, histories and experiences.
Dr. Mohammad Zubairi is a Developmental Pediatrician at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre & Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. His primary area of clinical work is with children with autism and psychopharmacology. Dr. Zubairi completed his Master of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with a research focus on where culture matters in day to day clinical encounters and how simulations can promote critical reflective practice. Dr. Zubairi is a member of the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) and sits on the executive for the Section on Developmental Pediatrics at the Canadian Pediatric Society. He is also a board member with the SAAAC Autism Centre.