Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition Assessing and Treating High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-04-25
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Completely revised with the latest research and clinical strategies, this is the authoritative volume on Asperger syndrome (now part of DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder). Considered the definitive reference since its initial publication, the book focuses on how to assess each child or adolescent's needs and provide effective interventions in the areas of communication, behavior, and academic and vocational functioning. The neural and genetic bases of autism spectrum disorders are also explored.
New to This Edition
*Expanded coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment, including two chapters on behavioral interventions.
*Addresses challenges in the transition to new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5.
*Chapters on neuropsychological advances, the transition to higher education, and forensic issues.
*Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.

Author Biography

James McPartland, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, and Associate Director of the Developmental Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Psychology. His research focuses on the clinical neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders from infancy through adulthood. Dr. McPartland is a recipient of honors including the Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition and the Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the NARSAD Atherton Young Investigator Award, and the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Autism Research.

Ami Klin, PhD, is Director of the Marcus Autism Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor and Chief of the Division of Autism and Related Disabilities at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and a faculty member at Emory's Center for Translational Social Neuroscience. He formerly was Professor and directed the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the social development and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders from infancy through adulthood. Dr. Klin directs the National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University, which includes genetic, social, and behavioral neuroscience studies in human infants and in model systems.

Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He is the author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books, and serves as Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Table of Contents

1. Asperger Syndrome: An Overview, Fred R. Volkmar, Ami Klin, and James McPartland
2. Evidence-Based Assessment of Asperger Syndrome: A Selective Review of Screening and Diagnostic Instruments, Jonathan M. Campbell, Carrah L. James, and Sarah F. Vess
3. Neuropsychological Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, Katherine D. Tsatsanis
4. Communication in Asperger Syndrome, Rhea Paul, Rebecca Landa, and Elizabeth Simmons
5. Treatment and Intervention Guidelines for Asperger Syndrome, Fred R. Volkmar, Ami Klin, and James McPartland
6. Addressing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome: Implementing Individualized Supports
across Social Partners and Contexts, Emily Rubin
7. Behavioral Treatments for Asperger Syndrome, Brenda Smith Myles, Kai-Chien Tien, Hyo Jung Lee, Yu-Chi Chou, and Sheila M. Smith
8. Frameworks for Behavioral Interventions to Improve Peer Relationships and the Management of
Emotions in Asperger Syndrome, Tony Attwood
9. Psychopharmacological Treatment of Asperger Syndrome, Alexander Westphal, Dana Kober, Avery Voos, and Fred R. Volkmar
10. Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence and Adulthood, Michael D. Powers and James W. Loomis
11. Transition to Higher Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jane Thierfeld Brown and Lorraine Wolf
12. Asperger Syndrome and Forensic Issues, Marc Woodbury-Smith
13. Social Brain Function and Its Development: New Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kevin A. Pelphrey, Brent C. Vander Wyk, Sarah Shultz, and Caitlin M. Hudac
14. Genetics of Asperger Syndrome, Susan E. Folstein

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