Autism Spectrum Conditions : a Guide by Eddie Chaplin

By Eddie Chaplin

Autism Spectrum stipulations: A advisor is a entire advent to operating with individuals with autism spectrum stipulations, which addresses their wishes around the lifespan and around the variety of highbrow functioning. although the content material is grounded in evidence-based perform and up to date examine, the textual content is meant to be as sensible as attainable, providing perception into the typical lives of individuals with autism  Read more...

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Thereafter, psychological interventions for people with ASC will be highlighted. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) is considered a gold standard when looking at evidence for drug efficacy. The chapter makes it clear how little evidence of this standard exists in the literature. Clinical practice when working with people with ASC often extrapolates evidence from groups of people who do not have ASC. Antipsychotic medication Antipsychotic drugs are frequently used in all areas of psychiatric practice with the aim of reducing aggression and agitation.

24 Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 24 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 1: The assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders People with ASD may be sensitive to noise, light, or extraneous stimuli. A failure to accommodate these needs may mean that individuals find it difficult to concentrate during a clinical interview or become distressed. Thus, the clinician should offer flexibility of environment. As is good clinical practice, it is advisable to inform individuals whether any interruptions to the assessment are anticipated; for example, phone calls or scheduled break times, in order to reduce unpredictability or distraction.

Thus, the clinician should offer flexibility of environment. As is good clinical practice, it is advisable to inform individuals whether any interruptions to the assessment are anticipated; for example, phone calls or scheduled break times, in order to reduce unpredictability or distraction. Clinicians undertaking a diagnostic assessment should be mindful of the language and terminology they use. People with ASD and/or intellectual disability may find it difficult to understand complex language, abstract terms, or metaphors.

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