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06-01-2020 | Original Paper

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disorders in Oman: An Overview of Current Status

Auteurs: Maryam Alakhzami, Ann Huang

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Abstract

This paper offers an overview of the current status of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disorders (DD) in Oman. A review of demographic and background information about Oman is first presented, followed by an overview of the current status of individuals with autism and developmental disorders, in terms of disability-related legislation, prevalence and diagnosis, as well as treatment and education. In the last section of the paper, major challenges faced in the field are addressed, including lack of autism awareness, lack of healthcare and educational programs or related services, lack of highly qualified professionals to implement evidence-based practices, issues regarding early identification and early intervention, as well as issues pertaining secondary transition, independent living and employment. Corresponding recommendation is proposed at the end of each challenge.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disorders in Oman: An Overview of Current Status
Auteurs
Maryam Alakhzami
Ann Huang
Publicatiedatum
06-01-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04360-y