Autism: Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism: Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by AAP
     
 

Autism rates continue to rise. The latest CDC reports estimate that 1 in 88 US children and teens has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  And it means that every pediatric care provider will confront autism-related challenges more often.

The newly updated, extensively revised Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum

Overview

Autism rates continue to rise. The latest CDC reports estimate that 1 in 88 US children and teens has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  And it means that every pediatric care provider will confront autism-related challenges more often.

The newly updated, extensively revised Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 2nd Edition, has been developed to assist clinicians in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of children with ASDs across the life span. The first revision of this popular resource in 5 years, it delivers a rich array of proven problem-solvers on a single, value-priced CD-ROM. All content has been extensively reviewed by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committees, councils, and sections, and parents of children and youth with ASDs.

Look here for current AAP autism clinical reports and policy statements and expert ASD screening, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and referral guidelines. And dozens of family handouts in English and Spanish are included. Use this exclusive toolkit to efficiently implement the recommendations in the latest AAP clinical reports and policy statements, bring state-of-the-art ASD screening,  surveillance, and management to your practice, improve quality of life for children and parents through early detection and timely intervention, be sure you don’t miss key red flags of  developmental disorders, and much more.

All the ASD-specific solutions you’ll need—in one quick-access resource!

Practice-focused guidelines and recommendations
    New and recently reaffirmed AAP clinical reports and policy statements on ASD identification, evaluation,
    and management

Developmental screening and surveillance tools

    Algorithms…questionnaires…growth charts…diagnostic criteria…CDC developmental milestones…record-keeping  
    tools…and much more

Visit preparation and tracking aids
    Detailed guidance for facilitating ASD office visits… tools to track key steps in identification, diagnosis,  
    intervention, and management

Clinician fact sheets
    Expert insights and advice on Asperger syndrome…sleep disorders…toilet training…    
    nutrition…GI disorders…seizures and epilepsy…psychopharmacology…complementary and alternative  
    therapies…transition to adult care…plus much more!

Referral tools and time-savers
    Ready-to-use early intervention referral and follow-up forms

Coding and billing guidance
    Practice tips and techniques to help ensure prompt and proper payment for ASD-related services

Family education handoutsnow in Spanish and English!
    Easy-to-grasp Q&As formatted for quick duplication and distribution; topics include behavioral challenges…early  
    intervention services…school-based services… medications…vaccines…toilet training…sleep problems…
    sibling issues…eating problems…transition to adulthood…plus much more!

The thoroughly revised 2nd edition brings you

Clinical Report—“Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home”

Interactive algorithms—streamline screening and surveillance

CDC developmental milestone fact sheets—“Learn the Signs. Act Early” identification and monitoring tools in English and Spanish

High-functioning autism spectrum screening questionnaires—for at-risk patients aged 7 to 16 years

AAP webinar—video and slides focusing on ASD screening and diagnosis recommendations…treatment approaches, including medication…and current ASD controversies

Clinician Fact Sheets
—New topics include o    Autism and sensory differences o    Initial medical evaluation of a patient diagnosed with an ASD o    Medical home for children with ASDs o    Prevalence of ASDs o    Sexuality in children and youth with ASDs o    Special diets for children with ASDs o    Toe walking, muscle tone, and motor milestones

Family Handouts in English and Spanish
—New topics include o    Discussing diagnosis of an ASD with your child o    Health care transition from adolescence to adulthood o    Financial assistance for families o    Inclusion in elementary, middle, and high school o    Introduction to CAM o    Medical home for children with ASDs o    Talking about sexuality for parents of teens with ASDs o    Teaching social skills o    Wandering off

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581105865
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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