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ERIC Number: EJ884916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Caring for Children with Autism in the School Setting
Galinat, Karen; Barcalow, Kelly; Krivda, Barbara
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n4 p208-217 2005
Children with autism present unique challenges related to communication, behavior, and social skills. Each child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibits individual characteristics of the disorder. Early identification of autistic spectrum disorder has been shown to improve the child's benefit from educational interventions. There may be health issues related to autism including seizure disorders and dietary restrictions. Students with autism need special consideration when they come to the health office for screening, assessment of injuries, or administration of medication. Collaboration between educators and school nurses is needed to develop and implement Individual Education Plans and Individual Healthcare Plans. Community resources provide valuable assistance to families of children with this challenging disorder. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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