Autism Spectrum Disorder

Paperback | July 7, 2011

byMartin J. Lubetsky, Benjamin L. Handen, John J. McGonigle

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Autism Spectrum Disorder highlights current key topics for this complex and challenging developmental neurobiological disorder. In a very practical and concise manner, the reader will find a state-of-the-science review combining key factual knowledge with practical clinical considerations.Written in a user-friendly fashion, this text provides key fact boxes, summary questions, and references for further readings to enhance understanding. This invaluable book incorporates practical clinical knowledge within a didactic framework to provide a comprehensive overview of Autism SpectrumDisorder (ASD) across the lifespan.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder highlights current key topics for this complex and challenging developmental neurobiological disorder. In a very practical and concise manner, the reader will find a state-of-the-science review combining key factual knowledge with practical clinical considerations.Written in a user-friendly fashion, this text ...

Martin J. Lubetsky, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services and Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Benjamin Handen, PhD, BCBA-D is Associate Professor of Psychiat...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 4.02 × 7.09 × 0.59 inPublished:July 7, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199753857

ISBN - 13:9780199753857

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Table of Contents

1. Autism - Historical Perspective, Theories, and DSM Diagnostic Criteria2. Recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Early Identification and Diagnosis3. Medical Evaluation and Co-morbid Psychiatric Disorders4. Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder5. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)6. Introduction to Treatment Chapters: Treatment Overview7. Early Childhood Interventions8. Language Interventions9. Feeding, Sleep and Toileting Interventions10. Educational Issues - School-age11. Transition-age and Adult Interventions12. Addressing Behavioral and Emotional Challenges in School-age Children and Adolescents with ASD13. Social Challenges and Social Skills Interventions14. Pharmacologic Interventions15. Future Directions