A brief about autism spectrum disorders for nurses and other peripheral health workers

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Author Details : Ashni Dharia, Abhishek Mandal, Alpana Santosh Kondekar*, Neeta Naik, Bhumi Amod Gaikwad

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 90-97


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Autism spectrum disorder encompasses a wide range of neurodevelopment disabilities which affect children and their families across all sections of the society both in rural and urban settings. The prevalence of autism is rising irrespective of the socioeconomic background of the children. Hence every health worker has to be aware of ways to suspect and diagnose this condition and decide the appropriate treatment. Earliest intervention in autism spectrum disorder gives better results due to neuroplasticity. This article is targeted to help Medical officers, auxiliary nurse midwifes, anganwadi workers and other peripheral health workers by providing information on basics of ASD, normal speech development, simple ways for diagnosis and treatment for the same.

Keywords: Autism, Neuroplasticity, Peripheral health workers, RBSK, screening.

How to cite : Dharia A, Mandal A, Kondekar A S, Naik N, Gaikwad B A, A brief about autism spectrum disorders for nurses and other peripheral health workers. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(2):90-97

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 30-04-2021

Accepted : 18-06-2021

Available online : 03-08-2021

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