Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?

Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?

by Eric Schopler
     
 

The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or

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Overview

The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

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".....clearly written discussions of diagnosis, phenomenology, and interventions in autistic spectrum disorders..........Fascinating accounts of HFA and AS give some access to the unusual subjective worlds of people affected by these disorders."
(A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, (March 1999)
"This is a book that should be in medical libraries, and on the shelves of many child and adolescent psychiatrics. "
(Canadian Child Psychiatry Review, 10:3 (2001)

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Contributions include personal essays from high-functioning people with autism/AS, as well as chapters on diagnostic, neuropsychological, and treatment issues, and on related conditions. All contributors discuss their view as to whether a distinction between AS and HFA exists, or whether these are different labels for essentially the same condition. Topics include the history of AS; the confusion over other diagnostic concepts, such as schizoid personality disorders, and semantic-pragmatic disorder; and how language and communication in individuals with AS or HFA deviates from the general population. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461374503
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Current Issues in Autism Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

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