Pharmacotherapy and children with autism spectrum disorder: a tutorial for speech-language pathologists

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2010-07
Authors
Self, Trisha L.
Hale, LaDonna S.
Crumrine, Daiquirie
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Language, speech, and hearing services in schools. 2010 Jul; 41(3): 367-75.

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The purpose of this tutorial is to provide speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with general information regarding the most commonly prescribed medications for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; e.g., central nervous system stimulants, noradrenergic reuptake inhibitors, alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines) in regard to their mechanism of action, behaviors treated, and potential side effects.

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