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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737738698
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/7/2007
  • Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Understanding Autism
An Overview of Autism   Carol A. Turkington     14
Signs and Diagnosis of Autism   Kathleen A. Fergus     23
The Causes of Autism   Stephen M. Shore   Linda G. Rastelli     31
Causes of Asperger's Syndrome, an Autistic Spectrum Disorder   Tony Attwood     44
Treating Autism   Nancy D. Wiseman     51
The Controversial Side of Autism
Vaccines May Cause Autism: Autism Society of America     63
No Link Exists Between Vaccines and Autism   Michelle Meadows     70
Older Fathers Risk Having Autistic Children   Shankar Vedantam     77
Older Fathers Do Not Show Increased Risk of Having Autistic Children   Child Health Alert     83
Specific Diets Can Help Treat Autism   Bruce Semon     87
Using the DIR/Floortime Approach Can Help Treat Autism   Stanley I. Greenspan   Serena Wieder     97
Using ABA Therapy Can Help Treat Autism   S. Jhoanna Robledo   Dawn Ham-Kucharski     108
The Personal Side of Autism
Visual Autism: An Autistic's Experience   Temple Grandin     117
Our Son's Special Relationship with Animals   Susan Kirkman   John Kirkman     126
My Experiences with Autism   Jerimie Goike     133
A Mother Finds Success for Her Autistic Child   Holly Robinson Peete   Amy Elisa Keith     138
Glossary     145
Chronology     151
Organizations to Contact     155
For Further Reading     160
Index     163
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