Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Paperback | May 15, 2008

bySimon Baron-Cohen

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A new edition of Simon Baron-Cohen's highly successful Autism: The Facts, updated to cover the important subgroup of patients with Asperger syndrome. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis ofthese conditions, their biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available. It presents the facts, allowing the reader to take an informed position about the condition.

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A new edition of Simon Baron-Cohen's highly successful Autism: The Facts, updated to cover the important subgroup of patients with Asperger syndrome. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis ofthese conditions, their biological and phys...

Simon Baron-Cohen is at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.37 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019850490X

ISBN - 13:9780198504900

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing a person with classic autism and a person with Asperger Syndrome2. How the diagnosis of classic autism and Asperger Syndrome is made3. Medical causes of autism and Asperger Syndrome4. How is the autistic brain different to the typical brain?5. Psychological difficulties in autism and Asperger Syndrome6. Psychological strengths in autism and Asperger Syndrome7. What helps?8. Beyond the individual: family, friends and society

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"This is an excellent and engaging book, providing an up-to-date and remarkably comprehensive source of knowledge and practical information on autism and Asperger syndrome."--Richard Mills, Director of Research, Research Autism