Autism: Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Autism: Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Geraldine Dawson
     
 

Covering theory, research, and the development of new hypotheses and models, the book provides a balance between depth and breadth by focusing on questions most central to the field. The volume has been designed to be accessible and informative to a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers, and students.  See more details below

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Covering theory, research, and the development of new hypotheses and models, the book provides a balance between depth and breadth by focusing on questions most central to the field. The volume has been designed to be accessible and informative to a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers, and students.

Editorial Reviews

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A remarkable collection of up-to-date reviews and fresh synthetic theorizing about autism. The book contains a fine balance of neurobiological, social-emotional, and cognitive-linguistic approaches to understanding this disorder. There is also an impressive group of chapters written by leading experts on diagnosis and treatment. Recommended reading." --Dr. Robert N. Emde, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

"In her work on brain correlates of autism, Dr. Dawson brings a clinicians sensitivity to the behavioral issues with a solid sense of theory and methods. This produces a keen insight into the brain mechanisms of developmental affective disorders, which is reflected in this excellent volume. -- Sidney J. Segalowitz, Ph.D.

Education and Training in Mental Retardation

"An exciting, in-depth synthesis of recent advances....This text will no doubt become the leading text in its field. "
Contemporary Psychology

"Dawson has brought together many of the best scholars and clinicians in the field, and her book reflects an able attempt to present provocative issues and innovative thinking and approaches. "
Booknews
Overviews recent evaluations of theories and diagnosis of autism, as provided by contributions of many individual researchers. Major sections focus on social, cognitive, and language development; research and theory in neurological autism issues; and advances in diagnosis and treatment. Particular emphasis is placed on the improvements in diagnosis and treatment, as they have progressed from the pioneering work of Kanner on the subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898627244
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/27/1989
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author


Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at Duke University and founding Director of the Duke Center for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment. A clinical psychologist and award-winning researcher, Dr. Dawson has published more than 200 articles and chapters and 9 books on early detection and treatment of autism and brain development. With Sally J. Rogers, she developed the Early Start Denver Model, the first empirically validated comprehensive intervention for toddlers with autism. She served as the first Chief Science Officer for Autism Speaks, the largest autism science and advocacy organization. Before joining the Duke faculty, Dr. Dawson served as Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and, prior to that, as Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington and Founding Director of the University of Washington Autism Center. A Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association, Dr. Dawson is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science and awards for Valuable Service and Research Contributions from the Autism Society of America. Her books include the coauthored Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, An Early Start for Your Child with Autism and A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism.

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