Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment

by Katarzyna Chawarska
     
 

Rich with clinical insights, this volume reviews the state of the science of identifying and treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in very young children. Leading authorities examine critical research issues and present innovative approaches to assessing social, cognitive, adaptive, communication, and sensory–motor impairments in the first two years of

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Rich with clinical insights, this volume reviews the state of the science of identifying and treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in very young children. Leading authorities examine critical research issues and present innovative approaches to assessing social, cognitive, adaptive, communication, and sensory–motor impairments in the first two years of life. Providing a comprehensive discussion of developmental, behavioral, and medical intervention models, the book also addresses ways to support families in coping with an early ASD diagnosis and becoming effective advocates for their children. A special chapter discusses popular but controversial treatments, including how to help families make informed decisions about their use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606239704
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
1,409,317
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, where she is also Director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic for Infants and Toddlers. Dr. Chawarska's research focuses on early expression of ASD and on experimental studies of face and gaze processing in infants and toddlers.

 

Ami Klin, PhD, is the Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He directs the Autism Program at Yale, which is one of the National Institutes of Health's Autism Centers of Excellence. Dr. Klin’s primary research activities focus on the social mind and the social brain, and on various aspects of autism from infancy through adulthood. He is the editor or coeditor of several books and special issues of professional journals.

 

Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center. He is also the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale–New Haven Hospital. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders section. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of several hundred scientific papers and chapters and a number of books, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Table of Contents

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers: An Introduction   Fred R. Volkmar   Katarzyan Chawarska   Ami Klin     1
Diagnostic Assessment   Somer L. Bishop   Rhiannon Luyster   Jennifer Richler   Catherine Lord     23
Assessment of Cognitive and Adaptive Skills   Katarzyna Chawarska   Karen Bearss     50
Communication Development and Assessment   Rhea Paul     76
Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Sensory-Motor Issues   Grace T. Baranek   Linn Wakeford   Fabian J. David     104
Case Studies of Infants First Evaluated in the Second Year of Life   Ami Klin   Celine Saulnier   Katarzyna Chawarska   Fred R. Volkmar     141
Developmental Approaches to Treatment   Amy M. Wetherby   Juliann Woods     170
Naturalistic Behavioral Approaches to Treatment   Lynn Kern Koegel   Robert L. Koegel   Rosy M. Fredeen   Grace W. Gengoux     207
Controversial Treatments   Tristram Smith   Jennifer Wick     243
Medical Issues   Fred R. Volkmar   Alexander Westphal   Abha R. Gupta   Lisa Wiesner     274
Supporting Families   Karyn Bailey     300
Opportunities for Research: Concepts and Future Directions   Ami Klin   Katarzyna Chawarska   Fred R. Volkmar     327
Index     337

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