Autism and Asperger Syndrome

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Oxford University Press, May 29, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 157 pages
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In this new book Simon Baron-Cohen summarizes the current understanding of autism and Asperger Syndrome. He explains the process of diagnosis, as well as the options for education and intervention for those with these conditions. Taking a lifespan approach, Professor Baron-Cohen considersa how the conditions affect very young children through to adulthood. He also outlines his new Empathizing-Systemizing (ES) theory, which aims to explain all of the psychological features of autistic-spectrum conditions. This book is designed firstly for people with these conditions and their families. It will be useful to clinicians, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care and support of people on the autistic spectrum. The book will also provide an invaluable introduction to the topic for students in the social and biological sciences.
  

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A quick and neat intro into autism spectrum disorders. Read full review

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User Review  - Megatherium - Goodreads

A very well written, concise introduction to Autism and Asperger's. Hits just about every salient point imaginable, from the history of the condition, various treatments that have been tried, its ... Read full review

Contents

1 Meeting two people on the autistic spectrum
1
2 The changing prevalence of autism through history
15
3 Measuring the autistic spectrum
29
4 Making the diagnosis
37
5 The psychology of autism and Asperger syndrome
51
6 The biology of autism and Asperger syndrome
85
7 Intervention education and treatment
101
Endnotes
119
Further Reading
121
Adult version
123
Appendix 2 List of organizations supporting people with autism spectrum conditions and their families across the world
129
Index
153
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Simon Baron-Cohen is at University of London.

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