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The Autistic Spectrum

The Autistic Spectrum Author Jill Boucher
ISBN-10 1446245497
Release 2008-11-13
Pages 424
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'The author of this excellent new book states in the preface that she intended to "provide an account of autism that people with little or no specialist knowledge will find comprehensible and digestible, but which at the same time offers more advanced readers a clear summary of existing knowledge". In my opinion, she has achieved her stated goal, in a most impressive volume which does justice to the complexity of the subject covered, without being over-long or alienating the less knowledgeable reader. This is no mean feat, as the book covers topics as disparate as the potential genetic cause of autism and the principle of inclusive care as applied to people with autism. The result is a handbook which I would have no hesitation in recommending to an intelligent parent of a child with autism, a teacher, and undergraduate student or a clinical trainee. In fact, I feel that this book has something to offer even a supposed "expert" in the study of autism since it so neatly synthesises historic and current understanding of the condition... a thoughtfully written book, which makes a modern, through and readable account of a complex and intriguing condition' - Autism 'This is an authoritative, accessible and original approach to our current understanding of autistic spectrum disorders' - Rita Jordan PhD, Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham 'Jill Boucher is a leading academic and clinician who brings an individual and authoritative perspective to the autism field. In this book she does an excellent job of communicating a broad range of practical as well as theoretical issues to a general audience, making up-to-date information about this puzzling condition accessible to a wide readership. Boucher's book is a welcome and unique addition to the literature' - Tony Charman, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University College of London What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the 'autistic spectrum'? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people with this condition? This provocative new text sets out to answer these questions. It charts developments in understanding the nature and causes of autistic spectrum disorders, guiding students through theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels to methods of assessment, intervention, education and support. Written as an introductory text for those with little prior knowledge of autism but also as a source of basic information and references for those already familiar with the field, this book will be invaluable for a broad range of vocational and academic students and for parents and professionals who want an account of current facts and theories. Jill Boucher is Professor in the Autism Research Unit at City University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at Warwick University.



Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Jill M Boucher
ISBN-10 9781473986992
Release 2017-02-25
Pages 368
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Following on from the popular and provocative First Edition, the Second Edition offers the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders, exploring theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels to methods of assessment, intervention, education and support.



Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders First Edition

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders  First Edition Author Sam Goldstein
ISBN-10 1606237462
Release 2008-09-19
Pages 384
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Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritative book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientifically grounded, and clinically useful portrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language and communication, intellectual functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which school and clinical practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and inform the development of individualized interventions.



Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Eric Hollander
ISBN-10 9781585623419
Release 2011
Pages 603
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More patients are diagnosed with autism, and at earlier ages, than ever before, and these patients and their families receive services in increasingly diverse settings. Destined to become a classic, this is the volume for which patients, families, and clinicians have been waiting.



The Comprehensive Autism Planning System CAPS for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome Autism and Related Disabilities

The Comprehensive Autism Planning System  CAPS  for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome  Autism  and Related Disabilities Author Shawn A. Henry
ISBN-10 1934575038
Release 2007
Pages 221
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This comprehensive, yet easy-to-use system allows educators to understand how and when to implement an instructional program for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The CAPS model answers the questions (a) What supports does my student/child need in each class to be successful? (b) What goals is my student/child working on? and (c) Is there a thoughtful sequence to the student's/child's day that matches his learning style. This timely resource addresses adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS) in a common-sense format. The CAPS process was designed to be used by the child's educational team, consisting of parents, general educators, special educators, paraprofessionals, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, administrators, psychologists, consultants, siblings, and others who are stakeholders in the student's education.The structure of this innovative tool ensures consistent use of supports to ensure student success as well as data collection to measure that success. In addition, CAPS fosters targeted professional development. Because CAPS identifies supports for each of the student's daily activities, it is possible for all educational professionals working with the student to readily identify the methods, supports, and structures in which they themselves need training.



Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Diane Yapko
ISBN-10 9781846424076
Release 2003-05-15
Pages 176
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This informative and easy to read book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum themselves. Diane Yapko, who has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families for over 20 years, brings together diverse information about the latest 'scientific break throughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. Her use of an accessible question and answer format enables her to address precisely those issues that are of most concern to people seeking introductory guidance or the information on the latest developments, and directions for further research. The book is organized into four main parts: diagnosis and characteristics; causes; medical issues; and treatments, intervention programs and approaches. The book's final part includes a useful listing of further resources.



Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span Author Digby Tantam
ISBN-10 9781843109938
Release 2012
Pages 550
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This book contains the latest research on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered.



A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism

A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism Author Susan M. Wilczynski
ISBN-10 9780128097083
Release 2017-01-13
Pages 138
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A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism provides a logical, culturally sensitive, and values-based resource to aid practitioners in making informed decisions on the most effective treatment for any given client at any given time. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. This will increase the efficacy of autism treatments, with the goal of producing meaningful gains across a range of skills. Presents a detailed description of the evidence-based practice of applied behavior analysis as it applies to ASD Offers a decision-making framework that helps clinicians integrate the best available evidence with client values and context Guides practitioners through the process of assessing treatment outcomes that fit with client values and contextual variables Provides concrete examples for various age groups



Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism Author Wendy Lawson
ISBN-10 9781846422294
Release 2001-03-15
Pages 224
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To many of the people who live or work with an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism Wendy Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better. Exercises at the back of the book encourage the reader to reflect on what has been discussed. The second part of the book contains chapters presenting a range of interventions and strategies for particular situations. Wendy illustrates her text with examples from her own life and from the lives of those she has met or worked with to clarify her points. She analyses ASD characteristics and examines interventions for dealing with social skills, anger management and self-esteem. Stress, its effects on the families of children with autism, and how best it can be alleviated, is also explored. Wendy writes in the light of her personal experience of an autism spectrum disorder as well as that of the available literature to create a book that is both readable and wide-ranging, furthering understanding of the links and differences between neurotypical individuals and those with ASD. Her book is an essential introduction to ASD for social workers, nurses, health professionals and those working in related fields.



Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder  Second Edition Author Sam Goldstein
ISBN-10 9781462533107
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 494
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This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child?s strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults. ÿ New to This Edition *Chapter on key implications of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, plus related updates throughout the volume. *Chapter on advances in early identification (ages 0?3). *Chapter with in-depth case examples illustrating the evaluation decision-making process and common diagnostic challenges. *Chapters on pseudoscience (including strategies for advising parents) and future directions in the field. *Current assessment data, numerous new and revised measures, and cutting-edge screening approaches.



Gravity Pulls You in

Gravity Pulls You in Author Kyra Anderson
ISBN-10 1606130021
Release 2010
Pages 201
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This anthology of thirty-three candid essays and poems by parents highlights the complexity, wonder, and possibility that comes with raising a child with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).



Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Learners on the Autism Spectrum Author Kari Dunn Buron
ISBN-10 1934575070
Release 2008
Pages 377
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This text responds to the escalating need to prepare highly qualified educators with essential knowledge and practical skills to support diverse learners on the autism spectrum. Covering a range of critical topics and themes, this edited volume brings together leading experts representing diverse disciplines and perspectives (i.e., researchers, therapists, educators, parents, and adults on the autism spectrum) for a comprehensive look at the core issues related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Learners on the Autism Spectrum is a rare and unique collection of chapters written by leading experts in the field of ASD today ... Chapter Authors: Tony Attwood Nancy J. Minshew and Diane L. Williams Ilene S. Schwartz and Bonnie J. McBride Diane Twachtman-Cullen Gary G. Mesibov and Victoria Shea Winnie Dunn Cathy Pratt Pamela Wolfberg, Heather McCracken, and Tara Tuchel Michelle Garcia Winner Ofer Golan and Simon Baron-Cohen Brenda Smith Myles, Sheila Smith, and Terri Cooper Swanson Paula Jacobsen Julie Donnelly Stephen Shore



Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues Author Brenda Smith Myles
ISBN-10 0967251486
Release 2000-01
Pages 129
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The author describes his life and how he has coped living with Asperger's syndrome.



George Sam

George   Sam Author Charlotte Moore
ISBN-10 9781466854116
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 320
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For the parents, families, and friends of the 1 in 250 autistic children born annually in the United States, George and Sam provides a unique look into the life of the autistic child. Charlotte Moore has three children, George, Sam, and Jake. George and Sam are autistic. George and Sam takes the reader from the births of each of the two boys, along the painstaking path to diagnosis, interventions, schooling and more. She writes powerfully about her family and her sons, and allows readers to see the boys behind the label of autism. Their often puzzling behavior, unusual food aversions, and the different ways that autism effects George and Sam lend deeper insight into this confounding disorder. George and Sam emerge from her narrative as distinct, wonderful, and at times frustrating children who both are autistic through and through. Moore does not feel the need to search for cause or cure, but simply to find the best ways to help her sons. She conveys to readers what autism is and isn't, what therapies have worked and what hasn't been effective, and paints a moving, memorable portrait life with her boys. Charlotte Moore is a writer and journalist who lives in Sussex, England with her three sons. She is the author of four novels and three children's book. For two years she wrote a highly acclaimed column in the Guardian called "Mind the Gap" about life with George and Sam. She is a contributor to many publications.



Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z

Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z Author Barbara T. Doyle
ISBN-10 1932565078
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 462
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Awarded the Exceptional Parent Symbol of Excellence! This extremely comprehensive book goes step-by-step through the symptoms, definitions, assessments, and diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors describe ASDs in terms of the parents, teachers, the school system, medical professionals, adult service providers, and private agencies involved. In addition to revealing what parents and professional can expect, this book also provides practical strategies to improve the assessment process and help the child or adult deal with the stress of the evaluations. Finally, they tackle the controversial issues surrounding the causes of ASD and available treatment options. Helpful sections include: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) The Diagnostic Process Characteristics of ASD Considerations in the Diagnosis of ASD Diagnostic Criteria, Explained Beginning the Process of Assessment and Diagnosis The Role of the School System The Role of the Parent The Role of Adult Service Providers and Agencies Options for Adults Referring Themselves for Diagnosis The Role of Teachers The Assessment ProcessChallenges in the Assessment Process for Professionals, Parents and Individuals



Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Dermot Bowler
ISBN-10 9780470035030
Release 2006-10-02
Pages 318
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Psychological research into autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased exponentially in the last two decades. Much of this work has been led by various theorists who claim to have identified processes that hold the key to understanding the condition. As a consequence, newcomers to the field feel that they have to opt for one or more of the competing approaches and to neglect the remainder as being in some way wrong. In fact, the different theoretical perspectives are just that - different points of view on the same phenomenon - each with its own insights to offer. This is not to say that understanding ASD in psychological terms is just a matter of choosing a perspective and that all perspectives are of equal value. Clearly they are not. This book, in addition to providing an outline of what current perspectives have to offer, also provides a framework to help readers to decide which aspects of psychological research into ASD contribute to our understanding of the field and how these can be integrated in a way that enables research to be taken forward.



Autism Spectrum Conditions

Autism Spectrum Conditions Author Sven Bölte
ISBN-10 9781616763930
Release 2011
Pages 293
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Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), which include autism, Asperger syndrome, and atypical autism, are puzzling, controversial, and a challenge – and the subject of both increasing interest and a multitude of myths. While many questions about ASC remain unanswered to date, our knowledge of the roots, characteristics, outcome, and effective intervention options has improved hugely in recent years. In this unique book, leading clinical and research authorities help explode myths and answer frequently asked questions on ASC: What are ASC? What are their causes? How prevalent are they? How are ASC diagnosed and by whom? What are the first signs? How should people with ASC be educated and treated? How do people with ASC think? What can parents, teachers, and experts do? What can be done for adults with ASC? Where can information and support be found? These and other areas are covered by this clearly written book to provide concise, scientifically sound, state-of-the-art, and practical information about autism spectrum conditions for all who work with ASC clients, as well as for families and friends.