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Caring for Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Pretreatment planning, proper assessment and effective communication will ensure optimal treatment for this patient population.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe autism spectrum disorder (ASD), its prevalence, and barriers to care for this population.
  2. Explain common patient characteristics, and clinical strategies for ensuring effective treatment for patients with ASD.
  3. Discuss the importance of treatment planning and effective communication when caring for these patients.

This course was issued in the February 2018 issue and expires 2/28/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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