A Short Commentary on Non-specialist-mediated Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Afzaal, Tayyaba, Waqas, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-3772-194X and Naveed, Sadiq
(2019) A Short Commentary on Non-specialist-mediated Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cureus, 11 (6). e4831 - ?.

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disability delineated by social and communication impairments, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, and sensory hypo- or hyper reactivity to sensory inputs. Early recognition and timely intervention are essential for individuals with ASD and the long-term prognosis for these individuals. The specialist-mediated interventions can be expensive for patients, their families, and the healthcare system. It is important to provide a naturalistic intervention, especially in the context of cost issues, the impact of early intervention of prognosis, limited resources in developing countries, lack of healthcare providers, and healthcare disparities. The current article reviews non-specialist-mediated interventions of children and adolescents with ASD.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 10:35
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.4831
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3064414