Format of Original
11 p.; 28 cm
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Managing home and health care for children with autism spectrum disorder can be challenging because of the range of symptoms and behaviors exhibited.
This article presents an overview of the emerging science related to the methods to foster family self-management of common concerns regarding activities of daily living and behaviors, as well as for the health care provider in primary and acute health care settings.
Recommendations are provided to enhance the overall delivery of services, including understanding and managing a child's challenging behaviors, and supporting family management of common activities of daily living and behaviors.
Health care providers' knowledge of evidence-based recommendations for providing care, supporting family self-management of common concerns, and referral heighten the likelihood of better outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder.