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Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Conditions and their families: a challenge for community nursing?

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McConkey, Roy and Cassidy, Arlene (2010) Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Conditions and their families: a challenge for community nursing? Learning Disability Practice, 13 (2). pp. 19-22. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article describes the development and evaluation of the Keyhole® EarlyIntervention Model for preschoolers with autism spectrum conditions. Itsfour components are a resource kit for newly diagnosed families, a home-basedintervention programme to develop social and communication skills, trainingworkshops for parents and an education module for personnel working in earlyyears services. Research evidence is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness ofeach of the four components. Examples are given of the contributions that healthvisitors and community nurses could make to supporting families in some or all ofthese endeavours.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:18327
Deposited By:Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:19 May 2011 12:30
Last Modified:19 May 2011 12:30

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