Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Editors: Matson, Johnny L., Sturmey, Peter (Eds.)

  • Offers detailed information on psychosocial methods for and outcomes in dealing with autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders
  • Emphasis on reviews of applied research
  • Comprehensive overview of assessment and treatment issues
  • Coverage of nosology and etiology with special emphasis on psychosocial theories
  • Coverage of social policies and controversies in the field
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About this book

Since the early 1940s, when first identified as childhood psychosis and autistic psychopathy, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has continued to burgeon into a major focus of inquiry and interest among researchers, practitioners, and the public alike. With each passing decade, the number of scholarly articles addressing ASD and related disabilities continues to soar. Today, thousands of papers on autism are published annually across various disciplines and journals, making it challenging – if not impossible – to keep pace with, let alone synthesize, all the latest developments.

Based on a solid historical foundation of autism theory and research, the International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders integrates the broad scholarly base of literature with a trenchant analysis of the state of the field in nosology, etiology, assessment, and treatment. Its expert contributors examine recent findings and controversies (e.g., how prevalent autism actually is), along with longstanding topics of interest as well as emerging issues.

Coverage includes:

  • A survey of diagnostic criteria and assessment strategies.
  • Genetic, behavioral, biopsychosocial, and cognitive models.
  • Psychiatric disorders in persons with ASD.
  • Theory of mind and facial recognition.
  • Diagnostic instruments for assessing core features and challenging behaviors.
  • Evidence-based psychosocial, pharmacological, and integrative treatments.
  • Interventions specifically for adults with ASD.
  • Training issues for professionals and parents.
  • A review of findings of successful and promising therapies, coupled with guidance on how to distinguish between dubious and effective treatments.

The International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders is an indispensable resource for researchers, professors, graduate students, and allied practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, education, social work, rehabilitation, pediatric medicine, and developmental psychology.

About the authors

Johnny L. Matson has spent his career as a researcher and academically involved in the training of doctoral level clinical psychologists specializing in developmental disabilities. He is the major professor of 48 Ph.D.s, many of whom have served as professors in major universities. He is founding editor and editor-in-chief of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Research in Developmental Disabilities. He has authored over 600 publications, including 34 books and 16 tests. He previously served on the psychology and psychiatric faculties at the University of Pittsburgh. For the last 23 years he has been a professor at Louisiana State University. He is currently a Professor and Distinguished Research Master, and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University.

Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University New York and a member of the Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis and Neuropsychology doctoral programs at City University of New York. He has published over 150 articles and 15 books on developmental disabilities. His current research focuses on applied behavior analysis and staff and parent training.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book presents a ‘state of the art’ on many issues over 33 chapters and 580 pages … . 80 experts explain a wide range of topics related to autism and PDD … . highly appropriate and updated reference book on the big questions about autism, which will serve as a good basis for researchers, teachers and students of masters and degrees on autism, as well as special needs teachers, psychologists and other professionals interested in autism. … I recommend reading this book … .” (Francesc Sistach, iAutism, July, 2011)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • History and Evolution of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Irwin, Julie K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Diagnostic Systems

    Gillberg, Christopher L.

    Pages 17-24

  • Prevalence and the Controversy

    Campbell, Colin Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability

    Lecavalier, Luc (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Psychiatric Disorders in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Phenomenology and Recognition

    Helverschou, Sissel Berge (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8065-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $559.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2913-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Editors
  • Johnny L. Matson
  • Peter Sturmey
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8065-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8065-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8064-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2913-5
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 555
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics