Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Fred R. Volkmar
     
 

This major reference work breaks new ground as an electronic resource for students, educators, researchers, and professionals. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (EASD) will serve as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a regularly updated conduit of new

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This major reference work breaks new ground as an electronic resource for students, educators, researchers, and professionals. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (EASD) will serve as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a regularly updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks. The EASD consists of 3 volumes and approximately 2,000 entries divided by the major conceptual areas of ASD and PDDs, including:
• Research trends and findings
• Behavior/speech
• Communication
• Treatments
• Education Taking advantage of the techniques offered by the electronic medium, the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders offers an extensive cross-referencing system facilitating search and retrieval of information.

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“This encyclopedia is the only reference of its type. … this set offers something for everyone: summaries of state of the art and suggested research ideas for graduate students and professional researchers; descriptions of empirically tested methods for use by educators, case workers, and aides; and explanations for parents of common and not-so-common terms associated with their children on the spectrum. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (K. M. Dillon, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), August, 2013)

“This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and current guide to the vast subjects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) and is aimed at researchers, practitioners and professionals in the field. … This exponential rise in both the interest and amount of research in this field makes this encyclopedia a very timely and valuable resource. … The electronic version allows researchers across the world 24/7 access to a very useful tool in this fast information age.” (Penny Dade, Reference Reviews, Vol. 27 (6), 2013)

“Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders … serves as a vast summation of recent research, findings, and developments in the area of autism and has potential for being a widely used resource among researchers, parents, and practitioners. … a resource that will be valued for decades to come. … an extremely valuable contribution to the field of autism, lending a wealth of information to the field and packaging it such that any person interested in a specific topic can quickly access pertinent and trustworthy information.” (Glen Dunlap and Ashley Greenwald, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (40), 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441916976
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Edition description:
1st ed. 2013. In 5 volumes, not available separately.
Pages:
3429
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Fred R. Volkmar M.D., is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. An international authority on Asperger's disorder and autism, Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He has authored several hundred scientific papers and has co-edited numerous books, including Asperger Syndrome, Healthcare for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide to Medical, Nutritional, and Behavioral Issues, and the recently released third edition of The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Autism, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He also serves as co-chairperson of the autism/MR committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Starting in March 2007 he will serve as editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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