Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism / Edition 1

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism / Edition 1

by Gary B. Mesibov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306466279

ISBN-13: 9780306466274

Pub. Date: 08/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

This volume, the first in the series, explores the high-functioning group of people within the spectrum of autism disorders. It is the culmination of over a decade of clinical work and research, including the most current information available about this group. Written in a style that is accessible to both seasoned clinicians and concerned lay persons, this volume

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This volume, the first in the series, explores the high-functioning group of people within the spectrum of autism disorders. It is the culmination of over a decade of clinical work and research, including the most current information available about this group. Written in a style that is accessible to both seasoned clinicians and concerned lay persons, this volume is a unique resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306466274
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
08/31/2001
Series:
Autism Spectrum Disorders Library Series, #1
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism1
History5
Kanner's Original Paper6
Asperger's Original Paper7
Similarities Between Kanner and Asperger9
Biases, Cultural Norms, and Referral Samples10
Differences Between Kanner's and Asperger's Descriptions12
Other Names for Similar Groups13
Asperger Syndrome Before Wing's Paper15
Wing's Contributions17
Other Early Reports of Higher Functioning Autism20
The Role of the DSM21
2Diagnosis and Classification25
Common Elements in DSM-IV Criteria for Asperger Syndrome and Autism27
Primary Difference in DSM-IV Criteria for Asperger Syndrome and Autism30
Additional Aspects of AS in DSM-IV32
Current Perspectives on the Relationship of Autism and AS34
Diagnosis of Related Disorders38
3Psychological Assessment of Asperger Syndrome45
Goals of Psychological Assessment47
Psychological Assessment Procedures49
Summary of Recommendations for Assessment68
After the Assessment69
4Interventions73
Theoretical Foundations of the TEACCH Structured Teaching Method for Autism Spectrum Disorders74
Implications of AS/HFA for Designing Interventions76
Additional Principles of Intervention83
Age-Specific Interventions85
5Final Thoughts109
The Autism Spectrum109
Divisions Within the Autism Spectrum109
What Is in a Name?112
Epilogue113
References115
Index125

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