International Review of Research in Mental Retardation: Austism

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Overview

This thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation series provides a comprehensive overview of research on autism. Coverage includes discussion of the genetics, diagnosis, neural and cognitive bases, and development of autism. This volume also explores the effects of autism on language, attachment, and emotional responsiveness. The book additionally examines the psychological impact on the family of raising an autistic child.
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"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."
—JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
"Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation."
—CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation was established under the editorship of Dr. Norman R. Ellis in 1966. As a result of his editorial effort and the contributions of many authors, the serial is now recognized as the area's best source for reviews of behavioral research on mental retardation. From its inception, active research scientists and graduate students in mental retardation have looked to this serial as a major source of critical reviews of research and theory in the area.
International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.

Audience: Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology.

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Praise for the Series
"Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded."
—JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
"Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation."
—CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY
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Table of Contents

S. Rogers, Diagnosis of Autism Before the Age of Three.
K. Horvath, J.T. Tildon, C. Stodgell, J.L. Ingram, and S.L. Hyman, The Role of Candidate Genes in Unraveling the Genetics of Autism.
F. Volkmar and A. Klin, Asperger's Disorder and Higher Functioning Autism: Same or Different?
N. Minshew, C. Johnson, and B. Luna, The Cognitive and Neural Basis of Autism: A Disorder of Complex Information Processing and Dysfunction of Neocortical Systems.
S. Baron-Cohen, Theory of Mind and Autism: A Review.
P. Mundy and R. Neal, Neural Polasticity, Joint Attention and Autistic Development Pathology.
H. Tager-Flusberg, Understanding the Language and Communicative Impairments in Autism.
C. Dissanayake and M. Sigman, Attachment and Emotional Responsiveness in Children with Autism.
M. Seltzer, M.W. Krauss, G.I. Orsmond, and C. Vestal, Families of Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Uncharted Territory.

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