Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Children

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Vidya Bhushan Gupta
CRC Press, Mar 19, 2004 - Medical - 338 pages
Impeccably researched and written by a nationally known team of specialists from neurodevelopmental pediatrics, psychology, epidemiology, education, occupational therapy, and speech therapy backgrounds, Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Children presents a multidisciplinary profile of autism and pervasive developmental disorders in children. Tracing the history of autism and tracking the latest research on its causation and neurological basis, this volume offers both traditional medical and complementary and alternative medicine approaches-as well as reliable methods for assessing treatment efficacy.
 

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Contents

1 History Definition and Classification of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
1
2 The Epidemiology of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
16
3 Etiology of Autism
40
4 Neurological Basis of Autism
60
5 Early Clinical Characteristics of Children with Autism
75
6 Screening and Diagnosis for Autistic Spectrum Disorders
111
7 Informing Educating and Supporting the Family
132
8 Behavioral and Educational Interventions for Young Children with Autism
146
10 Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy Intervention for Autistic Spectrum Disorders
175
11 Drug Therapy Pharmacotherapy of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
193
12 Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Autism
211
13 Planning Education Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
225
EvidenceBased Approach to Evaluating Interventions
244
Prognosis in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
284
Index
286
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Characteristics Assessment Treatment
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