Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Two Volume Set / Edition 3

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Now in a fully updated Third Edition, The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders has, since the first edition, become the most influential reference work in the field of autism and related conditions. In two volumes, this invaluable reference provides a comprehensive review of all information presently available about these disorders, drawing on findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology, neurobiology, pediatrics, etc.

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The much anticipated third edition of this comprehensive Handbook contains a wealth of information for families and professionals. Within its two volumes are the latest state-of-the-art techniques in diagnosis, assessment, treatment and intervention. Along with current research findings and their implications for the future, readers can be assured that they have the most up-to-date information on hand. —Lori Shery, President & Founder, ASPEN®, Asperger Syndrome Education Network, aspennj.org
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471716983
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1488
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 3.08 (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



Chapter 1. Issues in the Classification of Autism and Related Conditions.

Chapter 2. Epidemiological Studies of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Chapter 3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

Chapter 4. Asperger's.

Chapter 5. Rett Sndrome: A Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Chapter 6. Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

Chapter 7. Outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Chapter 8. Infancy and Early Childhood.

Chapter 9. The School-Aged Child with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Chapter 10. Adolescents and Adults with Autism.

Chapter 11. Social Development.

Chapter 12.Language and Communication in Autism.

Chapter 13. Attention and Perception.

Chapter 14. Imitation and Play in Autism.

Chapter 15. Autism and Emotion.


Chapter 16. Genetic Influences and Autism.

Chapter 17. Neurochemical Studies of Autism.

Chapter 18. Neurologic Aspects of Autism.

Chapter 19. Neuroimaging.

Chapter 20. Medical Aspects of Autism.

SECTION IV: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES.(re-order chapter sequence # 21-26).

Chapter 42. Problems of Categorical Classification Systems.

Chapter 43. Executive Functions.

Chapter 44. Theory of Mind.

Chapter 45. The Weak Central Coherence Account of Autism

Chapter 46. Joint Attention and Neurodevlopmental Models of Autism.

Chapter 47. Enactive Mind.


SECTION V: ASSESSMENT (re-order chapter sequence 27-53).

Chapter 21. Screening for Autism in Young Children.

Chapter 22. Diagnostic Instruments in Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 23. Psychological Assessment.

Chapter 24. Assessing Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 25. Behavioral Assessment.

Chapter 26. Sensory and Motor Features in Autism: Assessment and Intervention.


Chapter 27. Curriculum and Structure.

Chapter 28. Behavioral Interventions to Promote Learning in Individuals with Autism.

Chapter 29. Behavioral Interventions.

Chapter 30. Critical Issues in Enhancing Communication Abilities for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 31. Developing Early Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 32. Addressing Social Communication Skills in Individuals with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Critical Priorities in Educational Programming.

Chapter 33. School Based Programs.

Chapter 34. Helping Children with Autism Enter the Mainstream.

Chapter 35. Models of Educational Intervention for Studentsb with Autism,: Home, Center, and School-Based Programming.

Chapter 36. Working with Families.

Chapter 37. Employment: Options and Issues for Adolscents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chapter 38. Psychopharmacology.


Chapter 39. Preparation of Autism Specialists.

Chapter 40. Educating Children with Autism: Current Legal Issues.

Chapter 41. Cross-Cultural Program Priorities and Reclassification of Outcome Research Methods.


Chapter 48. International Perspectives.


Chapter 49. Community-Integrated Residential Services for Adults with Autism: A Working Model.

Chapter 50. A Sibling's Perspective on Autism.

Chapter 51. A Personal Perspective on Autism.

Chapter 52. A Teacher's Perspective: Adult Outcomes.

Chapter 53. Autism: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?

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