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
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.