New Developments in Autism: The Future is Today

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Carmen Nieto Vizcaino, Juan Marto Perez, Maria Llorente Comi, Pedro M. Gonzalez
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 15, 2006 - Psychology - 352 pages
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This international collection provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) by well-known experts in the field, stressing the importance of early diagnosis and a good working relationship between parents and professionals. The contributors cover a wide range of aspects of ASDs, from early assessment techniques, neurodevelopment and brain function to language development, executive function and genetic research. They explore how individuals with ASDs think and give evidence-based guidance on how to handle difficulties with social interaction and language development using appropriate interventions. New Developments in Autism will be of great interest to professionals, researchers, therapists, parents and people with ASDs.
 

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Contents

1 Epidemiology of Pervasive Developmental Disorders Eric Fombonne
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2 Early Manifestations of Autistic Spectrum Disorder During the First Two Years of Life Juan Martos Pérez Pedro M González María Llorente Comí ...
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3 Early Assessment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders Catherine Lord
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4 Implicit Learning Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders Implications for Treatment Laura Grofer Klinger Mark R Klinger and Rebecca L Poh...
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5 Joint Attention and Autism Theory Assessment and Neurodevelopment Peter Mundy and Danielle Thorp
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6 On Being Moved in Thought and Feeling An Approach to Autism Peter Hobson
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7 Systemizing and Empathizing in Autism Spectrum Conditions Sally Wheelwright
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8 Executive Functions in Autism Theory and Practice Sally Ozonoff Mikle South and Sherri Provencal
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10 Development and Behavioural Profiles of Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome Susan Leekam
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11 The Neuroanatomy of the Brain in Autism Current Thoughts and Future Directions Margaret L Bauman and Thomas L Kemper
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12 Cortical Circuit Abnormalities Minicolumns in the Brains of Autistic Patients Manuel F Casanova
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13 Genetic Research into the Autistic Disorder Ángel DíezCuervo
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14 A Partnership between Parents and Professionals Hilde de Clercq and Theo Peeters
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Contributors
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Subject Index
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Author Index
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9 Language and Its development in the Autistic Spectrum Disorders Isabelle Rapin
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Page 31 - Changes in the incidence of childhood autism and other autistic spectrum disorders in preschool children from two areas of the West Midlands, UK.
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Page 30 - Prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders in the British nationwide survey of child mental health!

About the author (2006)

Juan Martos Pérez is a leading psychologist in Spain and has been working in the field of autistic spectrum disorders for over 20 years. He is currently technical advisor to the Spanish Parents Association for People with Autism (APNA) and has held numerous positions in institutions including the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Language Institute of Madrid. Pedro M. González is a psychologist, who currently works at APNA and the Department of Educational Orientation of the Primary and Secondary School Santa María de la Providencia in Madrid. He has held previous positions at Madrid University and the Irish Society for Autism. María Llorente Comí works as a clinical psychologist at APNA. She performs diagnostics, evaluations and assessments of families and teachers and has published various articles on autistic spectrum disorders. Carmen Nieto is a psychologist who currently works at APNA and as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Basic Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has been working in the autism field for many years both academically and clinically.

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