Autism: Understanding The Disorder

Paperback | January 31, 1998

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

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This highly readable volume presents a concise but comprehensive overview of all that is known about autism, including its history, diagnosis, biological causes, neuropsychological mechanisms, and treatment. The authors offer an up-to-date review of the most current literature, summarized and organized in a manner that makes it accessible to everyone from clinicians to parents.

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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 ...

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This highly readable volume presents a concise but comprehensive overview of all that is known about autism, including its history, diagnosis, biological causes, neuropsychological mechanisms, and treatment. The authors offer an up-to-date review of the most current literature, summarized and organized in a manner that makes it accessi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:January 31, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306455471

ISBN - 13:9780306455476

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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.

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"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)