The autism spectrum : scientific foundations and treatment [E-Book] / [edited by] Mark E. Reber.
Reber, Mark, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
1 online resource (xi, 337 pages)
Cambridge medicine
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505 0 |a What we know about autism and how we know it. Autism nosology : historical perspectives / Mark E. Reber -- Epidemiology of autism / Mark E. Reber -- Developmental neuropsychology of autism / Gerry A. Stefanatos -- Neuropathology of autism / Gerry A. Stefanatos -- Etiology : syndromic autism / Mark E. Reber -- Etiology : essential autism / Mark E. Reber -- Assessing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism screening and diagnostic evaluation / Mark E. Reber -- Educational treatments for children with ASDs / Judy Horrocks -- Habilitative treatments for children with ASDs : speech and occupational therapy, assistive technology / Joseph E. Campbell and Kathleen M. Mears -- Behavioral treatments for children with ASDs / Scott Spreat -- Medication and nutritional treatments for children with ASDs / Shivani Upendra Mehta, Raghavendra Rao Siragavarapu, and Mark E. Reber -- Assessing and treating adults with autism spectrum disorders. Diagnosis and assessment of adults with ASDs / Susan V. McLeer and Donna N. McNellis -- Service and treatment planning for adults with ASDs / Donna N. McNellis and Susan V. McLeer. 
520 |a Written for the wide range of physicians and professionals who treat children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this book reviews the scientific research on the nature and causes of autism, outlines best treatment practices with children and describes a comprehensive assessment and treatment approach for adults. Topics covered include: • Classification, epidemiology and diagnosis • Neurodevelopmental abnormalities • Recommendations for early screening and evaluating at-risk children • Early interventions based on applied behavioral analysis • The critical role of special education, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and assistive technology in treating children • Pharmacotherapy • Complementary and alternative treatments • Development of individualized and person-centered treatments for adults The Autism Spectrum is an invaluable resource for all those working with ASDs including pediatricians, psychiatrists, behavioral psychologists, special educators, nurses and therapists. 
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