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Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute--a national center for the study and treatment of ASD--at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ozonoff is widely known for her research and teaching in the areas of diagnosis and assessment of ASD, and has an active clinical practice.
Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Duke Center for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment at Duke University. She served as Founding Director of the University of Washington Autism Center. An internationally recognized autism expert with a focus on early detection, intervention, and brain plasticity in autism, Dr. Dawson is a passionate advocate for families. She is coauthor of An Early Start for Your Child with Autism.
James C. McPartland, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and Director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic. He has worked with children with ASD and their families for more than 15 years. Dr. McPartland's award-winning research focuses on brain processes in ASD, with the goal of developing new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Table of Contents
I. Understanding High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder 1. What Is High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder? 2. The Diagnostic Process 3. Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder 4. Treatments for High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder II. Living with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder 5. Channeling Your Child's Strengths: A Guiding Principle 6. High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder at Home 7. High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder at School 8. The Social World of Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder 9. Looking Ahead: High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder in Late Adolescence and Adulthood Resources References