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The publication of The Handbook of Treatment Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities was led by editor, Dr. Pamela McPherson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine with over 20 LSU Health Shreveport faculty, resident, fellow and student contributors, listed below.

The handbook addresses treatment planning for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs) using a medical home perspective, which emphasizes collaboration between patients, families and providers to optimize and coordinate care in an effort to maximize each child’s potential. It will be used as a resource for researchers, professors, students, clinicians and therapists in addition to other professionals such as social workers, rehabilitation therapists, special education staff and more.

Key areas of coverage include:

  • Elements of treatment planning, history of the medical home model, documentation, and strategies to facilitate communication
  • Goals of treatment from the perspective of the family, person served, care providers and fiscal and regulatory bodies
  • Role of each specialist, highlighting the most common conditions experienced by children with ASD and other NDDs with expectations for assessment and treatment
  • Detailed recommendations for making referrals and assisting the child and family in preparing for appointments

Contributors: 
Heather Anderson, EdD, CCC-SLP; Junaid Ansari, MD, PGY-4, Neurology; Ramachandra Bhat, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Adam Blancher, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Family Services; Zachary Connelly, PhDMSIV; Elyse Cornett Bradley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Maria Gabriela Dominguez Garcia, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Alexander Gomelsky, MD, Chair and Professor of Urology; Neslihan Gungor, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Sandra Hayes, SLPD, CCC-SLP, Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Communication Disorders; Alan Kaye, MD, PhD, DABA, DABPM, DABIPP, FASA; Shabih Manzar, MD, FAAP, CPHQ, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Nanette Massey, MOT, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT, Occupational Therapist; Michael McGill, MCD, CCC-SLPAssistant Director of Children’s Center; Shawn McNeil, MD, FAPA, Program Director of Psychiatry Residency, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Director of Neuroinformatics Research; Maroun Mhanna, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Sarah Murnane, PT, DPTResidency Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Wound Management; Tomas Paneque, MD, PGY-4, Urology; Rosario Riel-Romero, MD, FAAP, FAAN, FACNS, Clinical Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Shavonne Temple, MSIV; Nitin Walyat, MD, MRCPCH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Michelle Yetman, PhD.

Link here to Learn more about how to obtain the handbook.

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