Stress And Coping In Autism

Hardcover | August 16, 2006

byM. Grace Baron, June Groden, Gerald Groden

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This important volume provides a theoretical framework for the usefulness of the stress construct in understanding and treating autism. Contributions by researchers, clinicians, teachers and persons living with autism illustrate how stress influences the lives of persons with autism; howthose touched by autism cope with stress; and how clinicians, teachers and caregivers can reduce the impact of stress in autism. The authors explore how stress contributes to the physiological, psychological, and overt behavioral manifestations of autism. Narratives by individuals with autism, family members, clinicians, and a musician help the reader to understand in a rich and unique way the role and impact stress canhave in the life of people living with autism and also highlight creative coping strategies over a lifetime. Clinicians and educators offer a range of intervention and instructional strategies to reduce stress and to prevent or alleviate anxiety and other disruptive responses inherent in autism.This volume's biological, psychological and social perspectives on stress and autism reflect many modes of inquiry and types of information. Stress, Coping and Autism will be of great help to mental health professionals, researchers and caregivers alike.

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This important volume provides a theoretical framework for the usefulness of the stress construct in understanding and treating autism. Contributions by researchers, clinicians, teachers and persons living with autism illustrate how stress influences the lives of persons with autism; howthose touched by autism cope with stress; and ho...

M. Grace Baron is at Wheaton College. June Groden is at University of Rhode Island.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 1.5 inPublished:August 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019518226X

ISBN - 13:9780195182262

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I. June Groden, PhD, M. Grace Baron, PhD, Gerald Groden, PhDScientific Foundations for Research and Practice: FOUNDATIONS IN STRESS, COPING AND AUTISMAssessment and Coping StrategiesII. Temple Grandin, PhDLiving with Autism: A Collaboration: THE EXPERIENCE OF STRESS IN AUTISMStopping the Constant Stress: A Personal AccountIII. Kathleen Morgan, PhDAutism and the Physiology of Stress and Anxiety: EMERGING PATHWAYS FOR THE STUDY OF STRESS, COPING, AND AUTISMIs Autism a Stress Disorder? What Studies of Nonautistic Populations Can Tell UsIV. Beth A. Glasberg, PhD, Megan Martins, MS, Sandra L. Harris, PhDCommunication and Stress in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH STRESSStress and Coping Among Family Members of Individuals with Autism