Training Children with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders to Comply with Healthcare Procedures: Theory and Research

  • Anthony J. Cuvo
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


All children should have scheduled visits to various healthcare providers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 12 scheduled well-child care visits between 3–5 days of age and age 3, and yearly visits thereafter (Mozingo, 2009). General developmental surveillance should occur during these visits, as well as developmental screening, when indicated. The American Academy of Pediatrics (2010) also recommended an immunization schedule for children of age 0 through 6 years. The 2010 schedule includes 25 shots during the first 15 months of life that generally are given during the well care visits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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