Organization of Psychological, Medical and Social Support for Children and Adolescents with ASD in Algeria: Methodological Basics and Techniques

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Abstract

Active work on the establishing of psychological, medical and social support for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in the state of Algeria began two decades ago. The issues of infrastructure organization, staff training and choice of techniques for work with children and adolescents with autism are considered. The practice of the capital day hospital is described in detail, as well as the issues of specialists and parents education and training to help children with autism. The training of mothers of children with autism, the activity of co-therapists and the basics of the TEACCH program has made it possible to achieve notable successes in the development of the cognitive sphere of their children. To be continued in the following issues

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Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, autism, Algeria, school integration, mental disability, mother co-therapist, TEACCH program

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2018160108

For citation: Vlasova O.A. Organization of Psychological, Medical and Social Support for Children and Adolescents with ASD in Algeria: Methodological Basics and Techniques . Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 51–60. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2018160108. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Ol'ga A. Vlasova, Methodologist, Executive Secretary of the Journal "Autism and Developmental Disorders", Federal Resource Center of MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: ovlasova@mail.ru

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