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Communicating with children with autism-spectrum disorder and their families: a practical introduction

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Lee, C and Walter, G and Cleary, M, Communicating with children with autism-spectrum disorder and their families: a practical introduction, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50, (8) pp. 40-4. ISSN 0279-3695 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3928/02793695-20120703-06

Abstract

Impaired communication and social interaction are symptoms central to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children or young people with ASD have varied intellectual ability, learning difficulty, and needs. For caregivers and health care professionals providing care to children with ASD, many challenges are encountered in everyday conversations. Enhanced knowledge of the spectrum and understanding the child or young person with ASD may improve conversation and social experiences. This article provides a practical introduction for health professionals seeking to improve their interaction with young people with ASD. Fictional vignettes, in which children with ASD are seeking care and support are presented, followed by discussion on communicating with children with ASD.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Family Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107528
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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