Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Myers2007ManagementOC,
  title={Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Scott M. Myers and Chris Plauché Johnson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={120},
  pages={1162 - 1182}
}
Pediatricians have an important role not only in early recognition and evaluation of autism spectrum disorders but also in chronic management of these disorders. The primary goals of treatment are to maximize the child's ultimate functional independence and quality of life by minimizing the core autism spectrum disorder features, facilitating development and learning, promoting socialization, reducing maladaptive behaviors, and educating and supporting families. To assist pediatricians in… 

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