Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective / Edition 1

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective / Edition 1

by Donald P. Gallo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470749237

ISBN-13: 9780470749234

Pub. Date: 06/15/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective is the first book of its kind to provide authoritative information for medical and mental health professionals on how to properly evaluate and diagnose autism spectrum disorders in individuals of all ages.

  • The first book of its kind which demonstrates how to conduct an appropriate

Overview

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective is the first book of its kind to provide authoritative information for medical and mental health professionals on how to properly evaluate and diagnose autism spectrum disorders in individuals of all ages.

  • The first book of its kind which demonstrates how to conduct an appropriate diagnostic interview to assess a child for an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Considers the issues of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children, teenagers, and adults
  • Aimed at both medical and mental health professionals
  • Includes an in-depth treatment of the entire diagnostic process

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470749234
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xiii

About the Author xv

1 A Brief Look at the History of Autism 1

2 The Importance of the Autism Referral 5

3 How to Conduct the Evaluation 17

4 Information to Gather at the Outset of the Evaluation 33

5 Diagnostic Criteria for the Autism Spectrum Disorders 39

6 The Main Problem Areas of Autism: Social Impairment 45

7 The Main Problem Areas of Autism: Language Impairment 61

8 The Main Problem Areas of Autism: Behavioral Concerns 79

9 Additional Questions to be Asked when Interviewing Teens 87

10 Additional Questions to be Asked when Interviewing Adults 97

11 Other Important Factors to Take into Consideration 105

12 Differential Diagnosis through the Lifespan 117

13 Feedback for the Patient and Family/Parents 143

Appendix A Sample Copy of My Questionnaire 151

Appendix B Sample Copies of Reports 157

References 179

Index 181

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