The Handbook of Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Maureen Aarons

The Handbook of Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

byMaureen Aarons, Tessa GittensEditorMaureen Aarons

Paperback | July 12, 1999

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This updated edition of theHandbook of Autism explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues.
Revised research and new case-studies, including follow-ups to the case-studies featured in the first edition reflect the developments made over the last eight years both in the understanding and management of autism. A list of contacts and services at the back of the book underlines its practical approach.

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Title:The Handbook of Autism: A Guide for Parents and ProfessionalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:July 12, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415160359

ISBN - 13:9780415160353

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Table of Contents

Author's note  Foreword byLorna Wing  Introduction  1. The Variable Picture of Autism  2. The History of Autism  3. What Causes Autism?  4. Problems of Diagnoses  5. Understanding Autism: Assessing the Autistic Child  6. Practical Considerations - Management and Counselling  7. Speech and Language: Communication Development in Autistic Children  8. Educating Autistic Children  9. Growing up - What lies Beyond?  10. A Postscript - Alternative Treatments and Cures for Autism?  Appendices  References and Further Reading Index.