Autism: The Facts / Edition 1

Autism: The Facts / Edition 1

by Simon Baron-Cohen, Patrick Bolton, Baron-Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192623273

ISBN-13: 9780192623270

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Coping with a diagnosis of autism can be a troubling and confusing experience for parents. Ignorance of this bewildering disorder can provoke difficult decision-making for parents and physicians alike. What causes autism? What happens to children with autism when they grow up? Does autism run in families? What kind of educational setting is best? In this…  See more details below

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Coping with a diagnosis of autism can be a troubling and confusing experience for parents. Ignorance of this bewildering disorder can provoke difficult decision-making for parents and physicians alike. What causes autism? What happens to children with autism when they grow up? Does autism run in families? What kind of educational setting is best? In this accessible, comprehensive book, the authors have discovered the questions on the minds of parents and professionals, and have attempted to answer them. Autism is a puzzling disorder. It begins in early childhood, and disrupts many aspects of development, leaving the child unable to form social relationships or communicate in the usual way. This fascinating book explains in a clear, straightforward manner what is known about the condition. Helpful appendices identify organizations and resource providers concerned with autism. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis of autism, its biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available. It presents the facts, allowing the reader to take an informed position about children with autism. Autism: The Facts sensitively and straightforwardly answers many of the difficult questions and concerns regarding this perplexing, and often hard-to-manage disorder. In addition to serving as a practical sourcebook for parents, it will be a useful and informative reference for physicians, therapists, social workers, and students of psychology, psychiatry, and special education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192623270
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Facts Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1Introducing two children with autism1
2How the diagnosis is made14
3Coping with the news20
4What causes autism?26
5The brain35
6Psychological problems41
7Intelligence and special talents52
8Education: what can be done?60
9Other therapies67
10Medical treatments75
11Adolescence and adulthood79
Appendix 1: International societies and associations for children and adults with autism83
Appendix 2: Two systems used by psychiatrists for diagnosing autism94
Appendix 3: Some examples of behaviour therapy for specific problems98
Recommended further reading103
Glossary104
Index109

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