Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders

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J. Wiley, Apr 10, 1997 - Psychology - 1092 pages
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A comprehensive view of all information presently available about autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, drawing on findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplinespsychiatry, psychology, neurobiology and pediatrics. This book covers descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, biological contributions, intervention techniques and legal and social issues.

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Fred R. Volkmar, MD is a child psychiatrist who trained at Stanford University and Yale. The Associate Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, he is a staff member of the Yale Child Study Center.

Rhea Paul, PhD holds a joint appointment at Southern Connecticut State University, where she is Professor of Communication Disorders, and the Yale Child Study Center, where she pursues research on autism and related disabilities.

Ami Klin, PhD is the Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He obtained his PhD from the University of London.

Donald J. Cohen, MD was founder of the renowned clinical and scientific research programs for Tourette's Syndrome at the Yale Child Study Center. Well known for his clinical expertise and breadth of understanding, Dr. Cohen served as Director of the Child Study center since 1983.

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, where she is also Director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic for Infants and Toddlers. Dr. Chawarska's research focuses on early expression of ASD and on experimental studies of face and gaze processing in infants and toddlers.
Ami Klin, PhD, is the Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He directs the Autism Program at Yale, which is one of the National Institutes of Health's Autism Centers of Excellence. Dr. Klin's primary research activities focus on the social mind and the social brain, and on various aspects of autism from infancy through adulthood. He is the editor or coeditor of several books and special issues of professional journals.
Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center. He is also the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders section. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of several hundred scientific papers and chapters and a number of books, and is Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,"

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