Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Psychology - Neuropsychology | Comprehensive Guide to Autism

Comprehensive Guide to Autism

Patel, Vinood B., Preedy, Victor R., Martin, Colin R. (Eds.)

2014, L, 2922 p. 497 illus., 257 illus. in color. In 5 volumes, not available separately.

Available Formats:
Print (Book)
Information
Print (Book)
 
$1,350.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-4787-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Print + eReference
Information
Print + eReference
 
$1,700.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-4789-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

online orders shipping within 2-3 days.


add to marked items

eReference
Information
eReference
 
$1,350.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-4788-7

free shipping for individuals worldwide

ready for online access


add to marked items

  • Holistic in coverage; wide range of topics and areas related to autism
  • Contributors are international experts
  • Well illustrated: at least 6 tables, figures, and/or diagrams per chapter Includes section on definitions and key terms, as well as summary points for each chapter

Autism is a complex multifaceted disorder affecting neurodevelopment during the early years of life and, for many, throughout the life span. Inherent features include difficulties or deficits in communication, social interaction, cognition, and interpersonal behavioral coordination, to name just a few. Autism profoundly impacts the affected individual, the family, and, in many cases, the localized communities. The increased prevalence of childhood autism has resulted in rapid developments in a wide range of disciplines in recent years. Nevertheless, despite intensive research, the cause(s) remain unresolved and no single treatment strategy is employed. To address these issues, Comprehensive Guide to Autism is an all-embracing reference that offers analyses and discussions of contemporary issues in the field of autism. The work brings together scientific material from leading experts in the field relating to a wide range of important current topics, such as the early identification and treatment of children with autism, pertinent social and behavioral studies, recent developments in genetics and immunology, the influence of diet, models of autism, and future treatment prospects. Comprehensive Guide to Autism contains essential readings for behavioral science researchers, psychologists, physicians, social workers, parents, and caregivers.

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aspergers syndrome - Assessment of autism - Attention deficit disorder - Autism - Autism spectrum disorder - Communication disorder - Developmental delay - Developmental disability - Families with autism - Genetics of autism - Hyperactivity disorder - Learning Disorder - Mental Retardation - Neurodevelopment - Pervasive developmental disorder - Risk of autism - Social interaction - Treatment of autism

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Neuropsychology - Pediatrics - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Section i: diagnosing autism spectrum disorders.- section ii: behavioral issues in autism spectrum disorders.- section iii: learning issues in autism spectrum disorders.- section iv: social issues in autism spectrum disorders.- section v: principal factors and contributing mechanisms in the pathophysiology of autism.- section vi: immunology of autism spectrum disorders.- section vii: genetics of autism spectrum disorders.- section viii: models of autism.- section ix asperges syndrome and adult autistics .- section x: treatments in autism.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Neuropsychology.