Cognitive behaviour therapy for children with social anxiety
Stewart McCorkindale Nurse team leader, Cathcart Centre, Greenock, Scotland
Stewart McCorkindale examines the evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial treatment in helping young people with autism spectrum disorder overcome social deficits
Social deficits and anxiety are common among people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The author reviews the literature and includes insights into how cognitive behaviour therapy can be adjusted to maximise its effects with clients. He concludes that community learning disability teams could use these interventions but that they will need additional training to meet the demand for such services.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 7,20-22. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.09.14.7.20.c8698