The School Nurse's Role in Treatment of the Student With Autism Spectrum Disorders by ProQuest


PURPOSE: Some healthcare concerns have been found to be commonly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Identification and treatment of these medical issues can improve the functioning of the child with ASD. This article will offer practical suggestions for the school nurse. CONCLUSIONS: As a "front-line" medical professional in the schools, the school nurse is positioned to provide guidance on implementing interventions for the student with ASD. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: By being knowledgeable about current research and treatment options for the various associated medical conditions, the school nurse can help the student achieve academic success in the school setting.

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