Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Guide for General Practitioners

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American Psychological Association, 2013 - Psychology - 183 pages
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"The goal for this book is not to provide sufficient information to be able to properly assess and treat all individuals. Rather, the objective is to provide background on ASD and outline decision points that help clarify when a clinician has the requisite skills to help and when a referral to a specialist is needed. The type of specialized assistance needed is suggested on the basis of current knowledge of evidence-based assessments and treatments. Several clinical cases are described and used throughout the chapters to bring to life these disorders and appropriate approaches to their assessment and treatment. This book includes highlighted clinical concerns--important issues that clinicians are likely to face when assessing and treating people with ASD and their families. This book includes highlighted clinical concerns--important issues that clinicians are likely to face when assessing and treating people with ASD and their families. The structure of this book follows the different areas of knowledge that are important when aiding persons with ASD and their families"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

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