Diagnosis and Assessment in Autism by Eric SchoplerDiagnosis and Assessment in Autism by Eric Schopler

Diagnosis and Assessment in Autism

EditorEric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov

Paperback | August 22, 2013

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Division TEACCH, located in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of the first programs in the country to understand that autism was an organic rather than a biologic condition. We were also one of the earliest programs to recognize the enormous variability in characteristics and behaviors of children described as autistic. For these reasons, the processes of diagnosis and assessment have always been important and central to our program. We are therefore extremely pleased to have a volume representing the most current thinking of the field's leaders in these important areas. As with the preceding books in our series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in Chapel Hill each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. Rather, conference participants are asked to develop a full chapter around their presentations. Other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute chapters as well. These volumes are designed to provide the most current knowledge in research and professional practice available on the most important issues defining and clarifying autism.
Title:Diagnosis and Assessment in AutismFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1489907947

ISBN - 13:9781489907943


Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview: Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Concepts and Diagnostic Issues; M. Rutter, E. Schopler. Public Policy and Its Impact upon Children with Autism; J.J. Gallagher. What's in a Name? M. Akerley. Diagnostic Issues: Classification and Diagnosis of Childhood Autism; F.R. Volkmar, D.J. Cohen. Multiaxial Diagnostic Approaches; D.P. Cantwell, L. Baker. General Assessment Issues: Intellectual and Developmental Assessment of Autistic Children from Preschool to School-Age: Clinical Implications of Two Follow-Up Studies; C. Lord, E. Schopler. Assessing the Quality of Living Environments; M.L. Jones. Nutrition and Developmental Disabilities: Clinical Assessment; D.J. Raiten. Special Issues: Diagnosis and Assessment of Autistic Adolescents and Adults; G.B. Mesibov. Assessment in the Classroom; G.B. Mesibov, et al. Assessment of Low-Functioning Children; N.M. Johnson-Martin. 8 additional articles. Index.