Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Overview For Pediatricians, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics [NOOK Book]

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The Guest Editors have assembled expert authors to cover the full clinical span of the topic autism and autism spectrum disorders. An historical perspective of the evolution of the disorder opens the issue. Next, comprehensive coverage is given to an article on the definitions, diagnostic criteria, and clinical features of autism spectrum disorders. Other articles in the issue cover the relevant topics like epidemiology, genetic syndromes and genetic testing, early diagnosis and diagnostic evaluation, and ...
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Overview For Pediatricians, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics

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Overview

The Guest Editors have assembled expert authors to cover the full clinical span of the topic autism and autism spectrum disorders. An historical perspective of the evolution of the disorder opens the issue. Next, comprehensive coverage is given to an article on the definitions, diagnostic criteria, and clinical features of autism spectrum disorders. Other articles in the issue cover the relevant topics like epidemiology, genetic syndromes and genetic testing, early diagnosis and diagnostic evaluation, and neuroimaging and neurochemistry of autism. Authors also present information on tsocial skills for the autistic child, behavioral interventions, and transitioning the autistic child into adulthood, to name a few. This issue should be very well received by pediatricians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455743025
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Clinics: Internal Medicine
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Overview for Pediatricians Joav Merrick xv

Preface: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Overview for Pediatricians Dilip R. Patel Donald E. Greydanus xix

Historical Perspectives on Autism: Its Past Record of Discovery and Its Present State of Solipsism, Skepticism, and Sorrowful Suspicion Donald E. Greydanus Luis H. Toledo-Pereyra 1

In the Doctor's Office: A Parent Perspective Bruce Mills 13

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Features and Diagnosis Ahsan Nazeer Mohammad Ghaziuddin 19

Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders Erin Duchan Dilip R. Patel 27

Neurobiological Basis of Autism Wendy G. Silver Isabelle Rapin 45

Neuroimaging and Neurochemistry of Autism Diane C. Chugani 63

Role of Endocrine Factors in Autistic Spectrum Disorders Ruqiya Shama Tareen Manmohan K. Kamboj 75

Office Screening and Early Identification of Children with Autism Neelkamal S. Soares Dilip R. Patel 89

Diagnostic Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders Marisela Huerta Catherine Lord 103

Approach to the Genetic Evaluation of the Child with Autism Helga V. Toriello 113

Language and Communication in Autism: An Integrated View Patricia J. Prelock Nickola Wolf Nelson 129

Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Linda A. LeBlanc Jennifer M. Gillis 147

Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Amy J. Bohlander Felice Orlich Christopher K. Varley 165

Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders Gabriel Kaplan James T. McCracken 175

Transition from School to Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Understanding the Process and Achieving Better Outcomes Carol Schall Paul Wehman Jennifer L. McDonough 189

Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Impact on Functioning Michelle A. Suarez 203

Index 215

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