Autism: Understanding The Disorder by Gary B. MesibovAutism: Understanding The Disorder by Gary B. Mesibov

Autism: Understanding The Disorder

byGary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger

Paperback | January 31, 1998

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This volume is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of autism for the many educated and thoughtful parents, professionals, and other concerned citizens with an interest in these important issues. It has grown out of our assumption that there are many people interested in our field who want the most up-to-date information available without having to locate and read through the growing literature in this area. From our university bases, we are fortunate in having access to state-of-the-art information about autism and related develop­ mental disorders. Our goal in this volume is to synthesize this information and present it comprehensively and objectively. This volume is the culmination of 2 years of hard work identifying, organizing, writing, rewriting, and editing the most up-to-date information available about people with autism, their families, and the state-of-the-art about the nature, causes, underlying mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of autism. We hope it will help the many friends, colleagues, families, and interested citizens who have expressed their interest in a publication of this kind. v Acknowledgments A project ofthis scope could not have been completed without the help of many fine friends and colleagues, too numerous to name. As with all of our professional activities we are indebted to our TEACCH colleagues and the many families and professionals we know in North Carolina, around the United States, and throughout the world for their interest, support, insights, and generosity in sharing their ideas and observations. We hope that our final product reflects their many superb contributions.
Title:Autism: Understanding The DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pagesPublished:January 31, 1998Publisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306455471

ISBN - 13:9780306455476


Table of Contents

Prologue. Historical Background. Definition of the Syndrome. Current Biological Theories of Causation. Language and Cognition. Intervention Approaches. Controversial Treatment Issues. Epilogue. Index.

From Our Editors

As many as 400,000 Americans are affected by autism or related disorders. Although autism is a relatively new area of inquiry, much has been determined about possible causes, treatment mechanisms, family dynamics, and the unusual modes of thinking, understanding, and learning that accompany autism. "Autism" is an up-to-date summary of current knowledge, written specifically for both parents and specialists.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a well written and comprehensively referenced guide to autism, produced by practitioners from TEACCH, a forerunner in research and treatment for individuals with this condition. Although a relatively short volume, the authors manage to cover, clearly and concisely, many different issues. ... although running to around 100 pages of text, the book provides an invaluable guide for parents or professionals keen to update themselves on the diagnosis, treatment and causes of autism. It should also prove a very useful introduction for students and others ..." (Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities)