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Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues

Third Edition


April 2022 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the 'autistic spectrum'? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people on the autistic spectrum?

From historical information to methods of assessment, and from intervention to education and support, this informative and accessible text explores theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels. This fully up to date Third Edition answers these questions with a strong practical focus, encompassing the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders. New features include:

-          Further reading suggestions

-          Acronym list

-          Updated information on autism support services

-          Personal illustrative examples

Jill Boucher is a retired academic psychologist. Her most recent post was Professor of Developmental Psychology at City, University of London.


 
Part I: What is Autism?
 
Chapter 1: Historical Background
 
Chapter 2: Current Concept and Definition
 
Chapter 3: The Fuller Picture: Shared Characteristics
 
Chapter 4: The Fuller Picture: Sources of Diversity
 
Chapter 5: Facts and Figures: Epidemiology and Lifespan Development
 
Part II: What Causes Autism?
 
Chapter 6: A Framework for Explaining Autism
 
Chapter 7: Root Causes
 
Chapter 8: Brain Bases
 
Chapter 9: Proximal Causes 1: Diagnostic Behaviours
 
Chapter 10: Proximal Causes 2: Additional Shared Characteristics and Major Specifiers
 
Part III: Practical Issues
 
Chapter 11: Assessment, Diagnosis and Screening
 
Chapter 12: Intervention
 
Chapter 13: Care
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Provides readers with essential information about autism, as well as the latest thinking on diagnosis
  • Features case studies, poems, and examples from children with autism
  • Follows the DSMV criteria for autism

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