Current Treatments in Autism: Examining Scientific Evidence and Clinical Implications

  title={Current Treatments in Autism: Examining Scientific Evidence and Clinical Implications},
  author={Jennifer H. Elder},
  journal={Journal of Neuroscience Nursing},
  • J. Elder
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
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