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Is Medication Information for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Monitored and Coordinated Across Professionals? Findings from a Teacher Survey

Overview of attention for article published in School Mental Health, February 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Title
Is Medication Information for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Monitored and Coordinated Across Professionals? Findings from a Teacher Survey
Published in
School Mental Health, February 2013
DOI 10.1007/s12310-012-9098-5
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Authors

Lynn K. Koegel, Anna M. Krasno, Howard Taras, Robert L. Koegel, William Frea

Abstract

Prescription medications are commonly used for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), however, there is little research regarding how the effect of medication is monitored across settings once prescribed. The present study addressed this issue for children with ASD in school by administering a questionnaire to teachers of students with ASD who were and were not being given medication. Specifically, the questionnaire assessed the teachers' knowledge about whether the child was being given medication, and whether behavior changes or side effects were being communicated in any way to the child's family and prescribing physician. The results showed that for children who were being given medication, fewer than half of the teachers reported knowing the child was being given medication. For those children who were not being given medication, only 53% of the teachers reported correct information for their students. Of the teachers who knew their students were being given medication, all reported that they were not conferring with the child's prescribing physician regarding behavioral observations or side effects. Whether teachers are blind to the medication types and dosage the students are being given or not, some type of communication to physicians about the children's behavior at school is important. Given the importance of monitoring medication for children with ASD, implications for system change, for professionals and for funding agencies are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 3%
Unknown 29 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 27%
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 20%
Professor 2 7%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 11 37%
Social Sciences 4 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Computer Science 2 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 5 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 February 2015.
All research outputs
#1,648,037
of 11,335,115 outputs
Outputs from School Mental Health
#26
of 122 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,913
of 129,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from School Mental Health
#1
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