Understanding Autism: The essential guide for parents

Understanding Autism: The essential guide for parents

by Katrina Williams, Jacqueline Roberts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925335712
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Empower Series
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 466,940
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Professor Katrina Williams is a paediatrician, public health physician and an internationally recognised clinical epidemiologist. She is the APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine at the University of Melbourne and the Director of the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Her current research focus is on autism, and she is a founding member and executive committee member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research.

Professor Jacqueline Roberts is the chair of autism in the Autism Centre of Excellence, an initiative of Griffith University. Prior to this, Jacqui worked as a consultant on a variety of national projects in autism. She has a background in teaching and in speech pathology and previously worked in schools for children with autism as a teacher and principal.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Chapter 1 What is autism? 3

Chapter 2 Meet some individuals with autism 14

Chapter 3 Assessment and diagnosis 36

Chapter 4 Looking after yourself 57

Chapter 5 The toddler and preschool years 72

Chapter 6 Problems in the preschool years 99

Chapter 7 The primary school years 129

Chapter 8 Problems in the primary school years 150

Chapter 9 The secondary school years 167

Chapter 10 Making sense of new information 195

Parting words 205

Endnotes 207

Glossary 210

Acknowledgements 224

Index 225

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