Stress and Coping in Autism

Stress and Coping in Autism

by M. Grace Baron, Lewis P. Lipsitt, June Groden, Gerald Groden
     
 

ISBN-10: 019518226X

ISBN-13: 9780195182262

Pub. Date: 06/16/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This important volume provides a theoretical framework for the usefulness of the stress construct in understanding and treating autism. Contributions by researchers, clinicians, teachers and persons living with autism illustrate how stress influences the lives of persons with autism; how those touched by autism cope with stress; and how clinicians, teachers and…  See more details below

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This important volume provides a theoretical framework for the usefulness of the stress construct in understanding and treating autism. Contributions by researchers, clinicians, teachers and persons living with autism illustrate how stress influences the lives of persons with autism; how those touched by autism cope with stress; and how clinicians, teachers and caregivers can reduce the impact of stress in autism.

The authors explore how stress contributes to the physiological, psychological, and overt behavioral manifestations of autism. Narratives by individuals with autism, family members, clinicians, and a musician help the reader to understand in a rich and unique way the role and impact stress can have in the life of people living with autism and also highlight creative coping strategies over a lifetime. Clinicians and educators offer a range of intervention and instructional strategies to reduce stress and to prevent or alleviate anxiety and other disruptive responses inherent in autism. This volume's biological, psychological and social perspectives on stress and autism reflect many modes of inquiry and types of information. Stress, Coping and Autism will be of great help to mental health professionals, researchers and caregivers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182262
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

IFoundations in stress, coping, and autism13
1Assessment and coping strategies15
2Scientific foundations for research and practice42
IIThe experience of stress in autism69
3Stopping the constant stress : a personal account71
4Living with autism : a collaboration82
5Blind Tom : a celebrated slave pianist coping with the stress of autism96
IIIEmerging pathways for the study of stress, coping, and autism127
6Is autism a stress disorder? : what studies of nonautistic populations can tell us129
7Autism and the physiology of stress and anxiety183
8I can't get started : stress and the role of movement differences in people with autism205
9Therapist insights in working with stress in people with autism spectrum disorder246
IVStrategies for coping with stress275
10Stress and coping among family members of individuals with autism277
11Communication and stress in students with autism spectrum disorders302
12Understanding the role of stress in autism : the key to teaching for independence324
13Asperger's syndrome and problems related to stress351
14The experience of bereavement for those with developmental disabilities371
15Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders in individuals with autism spectrum disorder388

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