This book provides a broad-based review of the field of autism-including background, general issues, and specific topics. Offering a multidisciplinary and multiauthor approach, this comprehensive volume includes articles by the acknowledged authorities in the field of autism who explore such topics as: defining and assessing autism, serving people with autism and their families, the graying of autism, aggression and noncompliance, and social skills training.
Provides a multidisciplinary review of the background, general issues, and some specific topics relating to autism. The 13 chapters discuss the history of the subject, definition and assessment, differential diagnosis, the graying of autism, self- help and community skills, and other topics. No mention is made of this being a second edition, but BiP++ shows a different publisher and a date of 3/93. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
1. The Modern History of Autism: A Personal Perspective by Bernard Rimland. 2. Defining and Assessing Autism by Peter Sturney & Jay A. Sevin. 3. The Graying of Autism: Etiology and Prevalence at Fifty by Bill J. Locke, Joseph A. Banken, & Charles H. Mahone. 4. Autism, Facilitated Communication, and Future Directions by John W. Jacobson, Michael Eberlin, James A. Mulick, Allen 5. A Comprehensive Program for Serving People with Autism and Their Families: The TEACCH Model by Gary B. Mesibov. 6. Autism: Differential Diagnosis by Raymond G. Romanczyk, Stephanie B. Lockshin, & Carryl Navalta. 7. Behavioral Assessment of Autistic Disorder by Sandra L. Harris, Jill Belchic, Lisa Blum, & David Celiberti. 8. Self-Injury by Donald P. Oswald, Cynthia R. Ellis, Nirbhay N. Singh, & Yadhu N. Singh. 9. Aggression and Noncompliance: Behavior Modification Through Naturalistic Language Remediation by Robert L. Koegel, 10. Aggression and Noncompliance: Behavior Modification by Debra Farrar-Schneider. 11. Self-Help and Community Skills by Phillip J. Belfiore & F. Charles Mace. 12. Speech and Language Acquisition and Intervention: Behavioral Approaches by Marjorie H. Charlop & Linda K. Haymes. 13. Social Skills Training with Autistic Children by Johnny L. Matson & Naomi Swiezy. Indexes.