Treating Patients on the Autism Spectrum

Dr. Collier co-authored this publication: Treating Patients on the Autism Spectrum
“More and more children and adults are entering our examination rooms with a spectrum of disorders—ranging from learning disabilities (LD) to autism. If you think about the spectrum of disabilities, LD is at the milder end, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are in the middle and Asperger’s and autism are at the more severe end. It is helpful to think in these terms because while there may be no cure for some of these disorders, there are many treatment modalities; and those treatments affect the outcomes and eventual diagnoses.1 In this article, let’s explore the unique considerations you must make in the effective management of patients on the spectrum to improve their vision, thereby elevating their quality of life.” Read more.