Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can do to Help Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders

Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can do to Help Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders

by Shirley Cohen

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ISBN-13: 9780520234802
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Edition description: First Edition, Updated Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Shirley Cohen is Professor of Special Education at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Her previous books include Special People: A Brighter Future for Everyone with Physical, Mental, and Emotional Disabilities (1977) and Respite Care: Principles, Programs, and Policies (1985).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Prologue to the Third Edition Preface to the First Edition

PART ONE: WHAT IS AUTISM?
1. Meeting Autism
2. Having Autism
3. Life Cycles
4. Families

PART TWO: TREATING AUTISM
5. We Have a Dream
6. Is ABA the Answer? Intervention Approaches
7. Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunity?
8.
Some Thoughts on Alternative Treatments and Other Intervention Controversies part three Looking for Cures, Recovery, and Better Lives
9. Recovery?
10. Moving toward Better Answers

Appendix A: Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder Appendix B: Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger's Disorder Appendix C: Resources References Index

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