School-Age Children with ASD

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According to recent surveys, nearly 2\% of school-age children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The core deficits associated with ASD—for example, peer interaction, social communication, social cognition, and executive functioning—can make it difficult to cope with the social-emotional and cognitive-academic demands of school. Support for these children should focus on both social-emotional (e.g., peer interaction and peer friendship) and cognitive-academic (e.g., abstract thinking, reading comprehension, mathematics, handwriting) functioning.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders:
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment, Intervention, and Policy
EditorsFred R. Volkmar, Rhea Paul, Sally J. Rogers, Kevin A. Pelphrey
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781118911389
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2014


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