Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders

Fred Volkmar, Edwin H. Cook, John Pomeroy, George Realmuto, Peter Tanguay, William Bernet, John E. Dunne, Maureen Adair, Valerie Arnold, Joseph Beitchman, R. Scott Benson, Oscar Bukstein, Joan Kinlan, Jon McClellan, David Rue, Jon A. Shaw, Elizabeth Sloan, Kristin D. Kroeger, Marie Bristol-Power, Joshua FederPauline Filipek, Sandra Harris, Catherine Lord, Gary Mesibov, Rhea Paul, Sally Rogers, Eric Schopler, Laura Schreibman, Wendy Stone, Lorna Wing

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Abstract

Autism and the related pervasive developmental disorders are characterized by patterns of delay and deviance in the development of social, communicative, and cognitive skills, which arise in the first years of life. Although frequently associated with mental retardation, these conditions are distinctive in terms of their course and treatment. These conditions have a wide range of syndrome expression, and their management presents particular challenges for clinicians. Individuals with these conditions can present for clinical care at any point in development. The multiple developmental and behavioral problems associated with these conditions often require the care of multiple providers; coordination of services and advocacy for individuals and their families is important. Early, sustained intervention is indicated, as is the use of various treatment modalities (e.g., pharmacotherapy, special education, speech/communication therapy, and behavior modification).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32S-54S
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume38
Issue number12 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Autism
  • Children
  • Developmental disorders
  • Guidelines
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Practice parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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    Volkmar, F., Cook, E. H., Pomeroy, J., Realmuto, G., Tanguay, P., Bernet, W., Dunne, J. E., Adair, M., Arnold, V., Beitchman, J., Scott Benson, R., Bukstein, O., Kinlan, J., McClellan, J., Rue, D., Shaw, J. A., Sloan, E., Kroeger, K. D., Bristol-Power, M., ... Wing, L. (1999). Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38(12 SUPPL. 1), 32S-54S. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0890-8567(99)80003-3