9780805845785

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805845785

  • ISBN10:

    080584578X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-08-09
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Summary

The field of autism has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. In addition to an actual rise in the number of classic DSM-IV cases, broadened diagnostic criteria have uncovered a wider range of autistic behaviors and ability levels. The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors--to present a comprehensive, readable, up-to-date overview of the field of autism, one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to both practitioners and parents. Key features include: * Expanded Coverage--To accommodate the recent explosion of research, the book has been expanded from 11 to 14 chapters that examine the impact of autism on the individual and the family from infancy through adulthood. * Expertise--Internationally recognized experts offer cutting-edge treatment and educational information on topics such as early diagnosis, medical treatment, assessment, educational methods, language development, behavior regulation, and family support. * Neurobiological Research--Comprehensive medical research and treatment chapters provide an understandable overview of neurobiological research and current treatments including when and how medication can be employed as part of a treatment plan. * Focus on Early Years--Old sections I and III have been combined and a new 3-chapter section on early identification and intervention added. * Focus on Parents and Families--In addition to a chapter on the evolving role of families, a new chapter addresses family needs during the preschool years. * Integration of Assessment and Intervention--The chapters on assessment and intervention have been reorganized and more closely integrated in keeping with current thinking about their inter-relatedness. * Future Directions--Two chapters discuss emerging directions in this exploding field and how to make informed decisions among a variety of approaches. This book is appropriate for anyone--students, practitioners, or parents--who must provide care for an autistic child.

Author Biography

Dianne Zager is a nationally recognized leader in the field of autism. Her extensive publications include research papers, chapters, and books in the area of autism and developmental disabilities. She was a founding co-editor of the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, where she continues to serve on the Editorial Review Board. She has also been the editor of the Forum Journal and the NERA Researcher. She is currently serving as Coordinator of the Special Education Teacher Preparation program at Pace University's, Manhattan campus.




Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Contributors xv
I: The Study of Autism: Perspectives of a Field in Transition
Definitions and Characteristics of the Spectrum
3(44)
Joel D. Bregman
Recent Neurobiological Research in Autism
47(42)
Luke Y. Tsai
Past, Present, and Emerging Directions in Education
89(22)
V. Mark Durand
The Evolving Role, Impact, and Needs of Families
111(34)
Anton Hecimovic
Susan Gregory
II: The Early Years
Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
145(28)
Elaine M. Gabovitch
Nancy D. Wiseman
The Challenge of Early Intensive Intervention
173(56)
Jack Scott
Wanda L. Baldwin
School and Parent Partnerships in the Preschool Years
229(40)
Judith S. Bloch
Joan Weinstein
Martin Seitz
III: Educational Programming, Intervention, and Medical Treatment for Persons with Autism
Assessment of Children With Autism
269(26)
Jan S. Handleman
Lara M. Delmolino
Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
295(32)
Dianne Zager
Nancy Shamow
Enhancing Language and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Intervention Guidelines
327(40)
Amy M. Wetherby
Barry M. Prizant
Structuring Behavior Management Strategies and Building Social Competence
367(28)
Richard Simpson
Kaye Otten
Medical Treatment in Autism
395(98)
Luke Y. Tsai
Community Integration and Supported Employment
493(22)
Marcia Datlow Smith
Leslie R. Philippen
Treatment Approaches for Autism: Evaluating Options and Making Informed Choices
515(22)
Raymond G. Romanczyk
Jennifer M. Gillis
Author Index 537(28)
Subject Index 565

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