Autism: Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians

  • Publish Date: 2012-09-18
  • Binding: CD-ROM
  • Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

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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.

This CD-ROM toolkit was developed to assist clinicians in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of children with ASDs across the life span. . All content has been extensively reviewed by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committees, councils, and sections, and parents of children and youth with ASDs.

Provides current AAP autism clinical reports and policy statements and expert ASD screening, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and referral guidelines. as well as dozens of family handouts in English and Spanish. 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 dont miss key red flags of developmental disorders, and much more.

All the ASD-specific solutions youll needin 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
Algorithmsquestionnairesgrowth chartsdiagnostic criteriaCDC developmental milestonesrecord-keeping
toolsand 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 syndromesleep disorderstoilet training
nutritionGI disordersseizures and epilepsypsychopharmacologycomplementary and alternative
therapiestransition to adult careplus 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 challengesearly
intervention servicesschool-based services medicationsvaccinestoilet trainingsleep problems
sibling issueseating problemstransition to adulthoodplus much more!

The thoroughly revised 2nd edition brings you

Clinical ReportSupporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home

Interactive algorithmsstreamline screening and surveillance

CDC developmental milestone fact sheetsLearn the Signs. Act Early identification and monitoring tools in English and Spanish

High-functioning autism spectrum screening questionnairesfor at-risk patients aged 7 to 16 years

AAP webinarvideo and slides focusing on ASD screening and diagnosis recommendationstreatment approaches, including medicationand current ASD controversies

Clinician Fact SheetsNew 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 SpanishNew 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

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