Autism: A Reappraisal of Concepts and Treatment

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  • ISBN-13: 9781468407891
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Child Behavior and Development Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Diagnosis and Definition.- Social Characteristics.- 2. Social, Behavioral, and Cognitive Characteristics: An Epidemiological Approach.- 3. The Partial Noncommunication of Culture to Autistic Children—An Application of Human Ethology.- 4. The Assessment of Social Behavior.- Psychological and Physiological Studies.- 5. Language: The Problem Beyond Conditioning.- 6. Language Disorder and Infantile Autism.- 7. Language: What’s Wrong and Why.- 8. Neurophysiologic Studies.- 9. Images and Language.- 10. Research Methodology: What Are the “Correct Controls”?.- Biological Investigations.- 11. Biochemical and Hematologic Studies: A Critical Review.- 12. A Report on the Autistic Syndromes.- 13. Biochemical Strategies and Concepts.- 14. A Neuropsychologic Interpretation of Infantile Autism.- 15. A Twin Study of Individuals with Infantile Autism.- 16. Biological Homogeneity or Heterogeneity?.- Family Characteristics.- 17. Personality Characteristics of Parents.- 18. Family Factors.- 19. Limits of Methodological Differences in Family Studies.- Psychotherapy.- 20. Psychotherapeutic Work with Parents of Psychotic Children.- 21. Play, Symbols, and the Development of Language.- 22. Etiology and Treatment: Cause and Cure.- Biological Treatments.- 23. Pharmacotherapy.- 24. Therapy with Autistic Children.- Behavioral Treatments.- 25. Parents as Therapists.- 26. Treating Autistic Children in a Family Context.- 27. Changing Parental Involvement in Behavioral Treatment.- Education.- 28. Educational Approaches.- 29. Individualized Education: A Public School Model.- 30. Educational Aims and Methods.- Follow-Up and Outcome.- 31. Long-Term Follow-Up of 100 “Atypical” Children of Normal Intelligence.- 32. Follow-Up Studies.- 33. Developmental Issues and Prognosis.- Conclusion.- 34. Subgroups Vary with Selection Purpose.

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