Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?

Hardcover | April 30, 1998

EditorEric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov, Linda J. Kunce

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The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

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The baffling similarities between Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism have spurred ongoing debate on their relationship and how each should be tackled. This illuminating book compiles the spectrum of current perspectives from internationally recognized experts to persons with these disorders, featuring essential information f...

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The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by indivi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:427 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:April 30, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457466

ISBN - 13:9780306457463

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Table of Contents

Overview: Introduction to Asperger Syndrome (AS) & High-Functioning Autism (HFA); E. Schopler, G. Mesibov. The History of Asperger Syndrome; L. Wing. Subtyping Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Issues of Validity and Implication for Child Psychiatric Diagnosis; J. Pomeroy. Diagnostic and Assessment Issues: High-Functioning People with Autism and AS; A Literature Review; C. Gillberg, S. Ehlers. AS and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities; F. Volkmar, A. Klin. Neuropsychological Issues: Neurobiology of AS: Seven Case Studies and Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings; A. Lincoln, et al. Treatment Issues: Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations with Students with AS and HFA;C. Gray. Language and Communication in HFA and AS; D. Twachtman-Cullen. Related Conditions: Repetitive Thoughts and Behaviors in PDD: Phenomenology and Pharmacotherapy; C. McDougle. Learning Characteristics of Individuals With AS; S. Hooper, M.B. Bundy. Personal Essays: A Personal Account of Autism; T. McKean. Conclusion: Premature Popularization of AS; E. Schopler. 8 Additional Articles. Index.

From Our Editors

The baffling similarities between Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism have spurred ongoing debate on their relationship and how each should be tackled. This illuminating book compiles the spectrum of current perspectives from internationally recognized experts to persons with these disorders, featuring essential information for parents, teachers, and clinicians.

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".....clearly written discussions of diagnosis, phenomenology, and interventions in autistic spectrum disorders..........Fascinating accounts of HFA and AS give some access to the unusual subjective worlds of people affected by these disorders." (A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, (March 1999) "This is a book that should be in medical libraries, and on the shelves of many child and adolescent psychiatrics. "(Canadian Child Psychiatry Review, 10:3 (2001)