Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Johnny L Matson PhD (Editor)

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This book presents the similarities and intersections between Autism Spectrum Disorders and comorbid conditions in children. It describes the prevalence and magnitude of comorbid conditions occurring in conjunction with ASD that complicate diagnosis and can potentially lead to inappropriate treatment and negative outcomes. It addresses the strengths and limitations of age-appropriate assessment measures as well as activity and motor skill measurement methods. Specific comorbid disorders are examined through the review of core symptoms, prognostic and diagnostic issues and treatment options for children on the ASD spectrum.

Featured topics include:

  • Challenging behaviors in children with ASD.
  • Conditions ranging from feeding and gastrointestinal disorders to epilepsy.
  • Developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
  • Intellectual disability (ID).
  • Methods and procedures for measuring comorbid psychological, medical and motor disorders.

Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and professionals and graduate students across such fields as clinical child, school and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics and educational psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319502328
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Series: Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 750 publications including 38 books. He also serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of 3 journals; Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier) and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).

Table of Contents

Part 1. Overview.-Chapter 1. The History of Comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).-Chapter 2. Scope and Prevalence of the Problem.-Part 2. Assessment.-Chapter 3. Methods and Procedures for Measuring Comorbid Disorders: Psychological.-Chapter 4. Methods and Procedures for Measuring Comorbid Disorders: Medical.-Chapter 5. Methods and Procedures for Measuring Comorbid Disorders: Motor Movement and Activity.-Part 3. Psychological Disorders.-Chapter 6. Challenging Behaviors.- Chapter 7. Psychopathology.-Chapter 8. Feeding Disorders.- Chapter 9. Sleep Disorders.-Chapter 10. Epilepsy.-Chapter 11. Gastrointestinal.-Chapter 12. Intellectual Disability (ID).-Part 4. Motor Movement and Activity.-Chapter 13. Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

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