The Neuropsychology of Autism

Hardcover | May 6, 2011

EditorDeborah A. Fein

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The fields of autism and the fields of neuropsychology have grown tremendously in the past 40 years. This comprehensive volume draws together what is known about the neuropsychology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from leaders in the field. It introduces the basics of clinical presentation,genetics, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy in ASD, as well as a review of overarching neuropsychological theories. The book then presents detailed and up-to-date reviews of key neuropsychological functions, including language, memory, attention, social cognition, and sensory and motor functions. Thefinal section of the book presents leading and novel theories about the full syndrome, and concludes with a summary of advances in the field and a blueprint for the next stage of research.

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The fields of autism and the fields of neuropsychology have grown tremendously in the past 40 years. This comprehensive volume draws together what is known about the neuropsychology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from leaders in the field. It introduces the basics of clinical presentation,genetics, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy ...

Deborah Fein, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been doing autism research for 35 years at Boston University School of Medicine and at the University of Connecticut. She is currently Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. Her research has b...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsGeraldin Dawson: ForewordIntroductionPart I. Fundamental Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders1. Eva Troyb, Kelley Knoch and Marianne Barton: Phenomenology of ASD: Definition, syndromes, and major features2. Brett. S. Abrahams: Genetics: Many roads to ASD3. Martha R. Herbert: The Neuroanatomy of ASD4. David J. Posey, Zohra Lodin, Craig A. Erickson, Kimberly A. Stigler and Christopher J. McDougle: The Neurochemistry of ASD5. Agata Rozga, Sharlet A. Anderson and Diana L. Robins: Major current neuropsychological theories of ASDPart II. Neuropsychological Functions6. Elizabeth Kelley: Language in ASD7. Jill Boucher and Andrew Mayes: Memory in ASD8. Brittany G. Travers, Mark. R. Klinger and Laura Grofer Klinger: Attention and Working Memory in ASD9. Inge-Marie Eigsti: Executive Functions in ASD10. Ericka L. Wodka and Stewart H. Mostofsky: Motor development and its relation to social and behavioral manifestations in children with ASD11. Tal Kenet: Sensory functions in ASD12. Mikle South, Robert T. Schultz and Sally Ozonoff: Social Cognition in ASD13. Costanza Colombi, Giacomo Vivanti and Sally J. Rogers: Imitation in ASD14. Inge-Marie Eigsti and Jessica Mayo: Implicit Learning in ASD15. Robert M. Joseph: The Significance of IQ and Differential Cognitive Abilities for Understanding ASD16. Julie M. Wolf and Elizabeth Kelley: Clinical implications for assessment and treatment of ASDPart III. Frontiers of Neuropsychology and Autism17. Sally Wheelwright and Simon Baron-Cohen: Systemizing and empathizing18. Marcel Kinsbourne and Molly Helt: Entrainment, mimicry and interpersonal synchrony19. Marcel Kinsbourne: Repetitive Movements and Arousal20. Ananth Narayanan and David Q. Beversdorf: Neural network models of context utilization21. Karen Pierce and L.T. Eyler: Structural and Functional Brain Development in ASD: The Impact of Early Brain Overgrowth and Considerations for Treatment22. Suma Jacob, Maria Demosthenous and C. Sue Carter: Neuropeptide and steroid hormones23. Jill Boucher: Redefining the Concept of Autism as a Unitary Disorder: Multiple Causal Deficits of a Single Kind?24. Lynn Waterhouse: Autism Endophenotypes are Not Unified by Gene Variants or Chromosome Number Variants25. Martha Herbert: A Whole Body Systems Approach to ASD26. Deborah Fein, Isabelle Rapin and Katarzyna Chawarska: Future Directions in ASD Research