Supporting children with autism to access medical appointments and treatments

Peter McNaughton

Tailor Ed Foundation

Pete has worked with children and young people with autism since 2008. He has supported children both on a one to one basis and with group work in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, holiday play schemes, social clubs and in the wider community. He has worked on various targets including practical daily living skills, communication skills, play skills, social skills and tolerating medical appointments and treatment. He has helped run social clubs for children with aspergers syndrome and high functioning autism aged 8-18. He also ran a respite service for children and young people with a wide range of disabilities, including children with autism. Pete completed an honours degree in Psychology at Edinburgh University, graduating in 2008.

Abstract

Background and objectives/ introduction Children with autism, like all children, need to attend a range of medical and health appointments and undergo examinations and treatments. There are a number of skills that we often... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Peter McNaughton (Tailor Ed Foundation), Ruth Philip (Tailor Ed Foundation)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice

Session

V6B » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare II (09:40 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)