Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

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Six out of 1,000 children worldwide are currently affected by autism spectrum disorder, including autism and Asperger Syndrome. These disorders disturb the development of the mind. They cause a wide variety of communication problems, social difficulties, and repetitive or obsessive behaviors. At one end of the spectrum, severe autism can leave a person unable to talk or interact with others. At the other end of the spectrum, someone with mild Asperger Syndrome might have unusual habits and problems holding ...
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Overview

Six out of 1,000 children worldwide are currently affected by autism spectrum disorder, including autism and Asperger Syndrome. These disorders disturb the development of the mind. They cause a wide variety of communication problems, social difficulties, and repetitive or obsessive behaviors. At one end of the spectrum, severe autism can leave a person unable to talk or interact with others. At the other end of the spectrum, someone with mild Asperger Syndrome might have unusual habits and problems holding conversations. Learn the possible causes of autism and Asperger Syndrome, new treatments and diagnostic tools, and more in this insightful overview.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822572916
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Twenty-First Century Medical Library Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


A Different Kind of Mind     7
From "Changeling Children" to the Autism Spectrum     24
What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorders     42
Testing and Diagnosing Asd     62
Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorders     72
Coping and Living With Asd     92
The Journey Ahead     106
Glossary     112
Resources     117
Further Reading and Websites     119
Source Notes     121
Selected Bibliography     122
Index     124
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