Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 2 Volume Set / Edition 4

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The newest edition of the most comprehensive handbook onautism and related disorders

Since the original edition was first published more than aquarter-century ago, The Handbook of Autism and PervasiveDevelopmental Disorders has been the most influential referencework in the field. The new, updated Fourth Edition includesthe changes in the way the disorder is defined  in the DSM5and ICD-10 that may have profound implications for diagnosis and,by extension, access to services. Along with providing practicalclinical advice—including the role of psychopharmacology intreatment—the handbook codifies the ever-expanding currentbody of research throughout both volumes.

Volume 1

  • Offers a wealth of information on the epidemiology of autismand the genetic, environmental, biochemical, social, andneuropathological aspects of the disorder
  • Covers descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, biologicalcontributions, intervention techniques, as well as legal and socialissues
  • discusses outcomes in adults with autism spectrumdisorders; issues and interventions important from infancythrough adolescence to adulthood; play development,; andpsychopharmacology and medical care in autism and relatedconditions

Volume 2
Focuses on three areas of autism studies:

  • Assessment, including screening for autism in young children,diagnostic instruments, clinical evaluation, and behavioralassessment;
  • Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk, treatmentmodels for children and youth with ASD; and Social PolicyPerspectives such as supporting independence in the community forindividuals with high functioning ASD, supporting the family ofpeople with ASD, and evidence-based psychosocial interventions
  • Policy and Special topics include autism across cultures,autism in the classroom, alternative treatments, teacher andprofessional training guidelines, and economic aspects ofautism

Providing a comprehensive review of all information presentlyavailable about autism and pervasive developmental disorders, thisinvaluable, two-volume reference work brings readers up to date onthe abundance of research conducted and published since theprevious edition.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Eric Gausche, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: In two volumes, this book provides a substantial overview of all of the major areas of concern regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of autism and pervasive developmental disorders, including the implications of being a caregiver for a person with these disorders as well as the larger implications for society. This is an update of the 2005 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a "comprehensive account of current work in the field," a task that the book accomplishes admirably. This sort of contemporary account is essential, given the proliferation of research into developmental disorders since the previous edition.
Audience: The audience includes practitioners in many areas. Psychiatrists, neurologists, and pediatricians would benefit the most from understanding the material in this work. The authors are experts in the field of developmental disabilities and have both clinical experience and numerous publications on this topic.
Features: This is a complete overview of the current understanding of developmental disorders. The scope is impressive, and the book covers genetics, neurobiology, assessment issues, treatment, and social implications. It is noteworthy that the authors include chapters on adult patients, a population frequently overlooked in discussions of these disorders.
Assessment: This is an important addition to the available literature on developmental disorders. It is thorough and well researched, and it will be helpful to anyone who wants to improve their understanding of this class of disorders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118140680
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2014
  • Edition description: 4th Edition SET
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1312
  • Sales rank: 1,517,471
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred R. Volkmar

Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is the Director of the Yale Child Study Center and coauthor of the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Third Edition, published by Wiley.

LISA A. WIESNER, MD, is a pediatrician in private practice in Orange, Connecticut.? She is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale who has research experience with autism.

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Table of Contents

Volume One: Diagnosis, Development, and BrainMechanisms

Section I: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Course

1. Autism and the Autism Spectrum: Diagnostic Concepts

Fred R. Volkmar, Brian Reichow, Alexander Westphal &David S. Mandell

2. The Broader Autism Phenotype

Brooke Ingersoll & Allison Wainer

3. Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Alison Presmanes Hill, Katharine Zuckerman & EricFombonne

4. Outcomes in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Patricia Howlin

Section II: Development and Behavior

5. ASD in Infants and Toddlers

Katarzyna Chawarska, Suzanne Macari, Fred R. Volkmar, So HyunKim &

Frederick Shic

6. School-Age Children with ASD

Nirit Bauminger-Zviely

7. Issues and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders duringAdolescence

and Beyond

Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel, Amber R. Miller &Whitney J. Detar

8. Adults with Autism

Carla A. Mazefsky & Susan W. White

9. Social Development in Autism

Naomi Ornstein Davis & Alice S. Carter

10. Language and Communication in Autism

So Hyun Kim, Rhea Paul, Helen Tager-Flusberg & CatherineLord

11. Play Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:Skills,

Object Play, and Interventions

Connie Kasari & Ya-Chih Chang

12. Imitation in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Giacomo Vivanti & Antonia Hamilton

13. Neuropsychological Characteristics of Autism SpectrumDisorders

Katherine D. Tsatsanis & Kelly Powell

14. Autism and Emotion

R. Peter Hobson

15. Motor Control and Motor Learning Processes in AutismSpectrum Disorders

Stefanie Bodison & Stewart Mostofsky

16. Sensory Features in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grace T. Baranek, Lauren M. Little, L. Diane Parham, Karla K.Ausderau &

Maura Sabatos-DeVito

Section III: Neurobiology and Medical Issues

17. Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Michael Rutter & Anita Thapar

18. Environmental Factors in the Preconception and PrenatalPeriods in Relation

to Risk for ASD

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Kristen Lyall & Rebecca J.Schmidt

19. Biochemical Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder

George M. Anderson

20. The Social Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder

James C. McPartland, Rachael M. Tillman, Daniel Y.-J. Yang,Raphael A.

Bernier & Kevin A. Pelphrey

21. The Neuropathology of Autism

Manuel F. Casanova

22. Medical Care in Autism and Related Conditions

Fred R. Volkmar, Justin Rowberry, Oana De Vinck Baroody, AbhaGupta,

Jennifer Leung, Judith Meyers, Nita Vaswani & LisaWiesner

23. Psychopharmacology

Lawrence Scahill, Caitlin S. Tillberg & AndrésMartin

Volume Two: Assessment, Interventions and Policy

Section IV: Assessment

24. Screening for Autism in Young Children

Lisa V. Ibañez, Wendy L. Stone & Elaine E.Coonrod

25. Diagnostic Instruments in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Catherine Lord, Christina Corsello & RebeccaGrzadzinski

26. Clinical Evaluation in Multidisciplinary Settings

Fred R. Volkmar, Leah Booth, James C. McPartland & LisaWiesner

27. Assessing Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Rhea Paul & Donia Fahim

28. Behavioral Assessment of Individuals with Autism: CurrentPractice and

Future Directions

Michael D. Powers, Mark J. Palmieri, Shaunessy M. Egan,Jessica L. Rohrer,

Elizabeth Nulty & Solandy Forte

Section V: Interventions

29. Interventions for Infants and Toddlers at Risk for AutismSpectrum Disorder

Sally J. Rogers & Laurie Vismara

30. Comprehensive Treatment Models for Children and Youth withAutism

Spectrum Disorders

Samuel L. Odom, Brian Boyd, Laura J. Hall & Kara A.Hume

31. Targeted Interventions for Social Communication Symptoms inPreschoolers

with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kristen Bottema-Beutel, Paul Yoder, Tiffany Woynaroski &Michael Sandbank

32. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Pat Mirenda

33. Interventions for Challenging Behaviors

Robert E. O'Neill, William R. Jenson & KeithRadley

34. Supporting Mainstream Educational Success

Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, Elizabeth Lanter & Megan C.Lyons

35. Supporting Inclusive Education

Megan P. Martins, Sandra L. Harris & Jan S.Handleman

36. Promoting Recreational Engagement in Children with AutismSpectrum


Marie-Christine Potvin, Patricia A. Prelock, Laurie Snider&

Liliane Beaudoin Savard

37. Social Skill Interventions

Scott Bellini, Lauren Gardner & Kimberly Markoff

38. Employment and Related Services for Adults with ASD

Peter F. Gerhardt, Frank Cicero & Erik Mayville

39. Beyond Academic Intelligence: Increasing College Success forStudents on

the Autism Spectrum

Christine Wenzel & Jane Thierfeld Brown

40. Supporting Parents, Siblings, and Grandparents of Peoplewith Autism

Spectrum Disorders

Kate E. Fiske, Lauren Pepa & Sandra L. Harris

41. Supporting Adult Independence in the Community forIndividuals with

High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

James W. Loomis

42. Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Individualswith Autism

Spectrum Disorders

Brian Reichow & Erin E. Barton

Section VI: Social Policy Perspectives

43. Autism across Cultures: Perspectives from Non-WesternCultures and

Implications for Research

Megan Freeth, Elizabeth Milne, Elizabeth Sheppard &Rajani Ramachandran

44. Developing and Implementing Practice Guidelines

Iain McClure

45. Autism in the Courtroom

Gary S. Mayerson

46. Alternative Treatments

Tristram Smith, Leona Oakes & Katelyn Selver

47. Preparing Teachers and Professionals

Ruth Blennerhassett Eren & Mark P. Groskreutz

48. Economic Aspects of Autism

Martin Knapp & Ariane Buescher

49. Translating Research into Effective Social Policy

Peter Doehring

50. Autism in Retrospect and Prospect

Fred R. Volkmar

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