The Handbook of Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 143 pages
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This updated edition of the Handbook of Autism explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues.
Revised research and new case-studies, including follow-ups to the case-studies featured in the first edition reflect the developments made over the last eight years both in the understanding and management of autism. A list of contacts and services at the back of the book underlines its practical approach.
 

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Aarons and Gittens are London speech therapists who have taught autistic children for 25 years. Their book is a thorough introduction to autism, covering diagnosis, assessments, history, prognosis ... Read full review

Contents

THE VARIABLE PICTURE OF AUTISM
1
THE HISTORY OF AUTISM
5
WHAT CAUSES AUTISM?
15
PROBLEMS OF DIAGNOSIS
20
UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
29
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELLING
48
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE Communication development in children with autism
63
EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
76
GROWING UP WHAT LIES BEYOND?
88
A POSTSCRIPT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS AND CURES FOR AUTISM?
92
APPENDIX 1
100
A MOTHERS STORY
124
APPENDIX 2
130
REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING
133
INDEX
137
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Page 134 - Cumine, V., Leach, J. and Stevenson, G. (1998) Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers, London: David Fulton.
Page 133 - Guide for Parents and Professionals, London: Jessica Kingsley. Bailey, A., Phillips, W. and Rutter, M. (1996) 'Autism: Towards an Integration of Clinical, Genetic, Neuropsychological and Neurobiological Perspectives,' Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 37, 1 . Baron-Cohen, S.

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