Allied healthcare providers' role in screening for autism spectrum disorders

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders en_US
dc.contributor.author Self, Trisha L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coufal, Kathy L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Parham, Douglas F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-29T18:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-29T18:34:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 21174021 en_US
dc.identifier 0361603 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of allied health. 2010 Fall; 39(3): 165-74. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1945-404X en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0090-7421 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://search.proquest.com/docview/874211083?accountid=15042 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4700
dc.description The full text of this article is not available in SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1328444. The URL of this article is: http://search.proqu en_US
dc.description.abstract There is evidence documenting that children are not being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early enough. This study surveyed allied healthcare providers to determine whether these professionals had received training on the characteristics of ASD and ASD-specific screening strategies through their pre-professional education or continuing education (CE). Additionally, participants were asked about their responsibility for screening children for ASD in their workplace and what would help them be better prepared to perform this type of screening. As a group, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) reported receiving more training on the characteristics of ASD and screening for ASD in both their pre-professional education and CE workshops than reported by the physical therapists (PTs) and physicians assistants (PAs). Overall, the SLPS, OTs, and PTs had attended more CE trainings to gain information on ASD than had PAs. All groups expressed an interest in receiving more information on ASD via on- or off-site trainings. These results provide initial support for allied healthcare providers to become more active in screening and referring children who present with symptoms of ASD. The study also highlights the need for educational institutions to provide future healthcare professionals with the skills to provide appropriate early identification services for children and families. en_US
dc.format.extent 165-74 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Allied Health en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Allied Health en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Allied Health Personnel/education en_US
dc.subject.mesh Child en_US
dc.subject.mesh Child Development Disorders, Pervasive/diagnosis en_US
dc.subject.mesh Child Development Disorders, Pervasive/physiopathology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Care Surveys en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Kansas en_US
dc.subject.mesh Mass Screening en_US
dc.subject.mesh Professional Role en_US
dc.title Allied healthcare providers' role in screening for autism spectrum disorders en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions en_US

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