Autism And Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 078081195X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811959
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 603 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, First Edition, describes the current diagnostic criteria distinguishing the different types of pervasive developmental disorders, explains what is known about their causes, and provides information about screening and diagnostic methods and current treatments and interventions, including guidelines for evaluating their safety and effectiveness. Information about coping with common family and lifestyle issues, navigating the educational system, and facing independence is also provided. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for further help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
2: What are ASD and Autistic Disorder?.
3: Asperger Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism).
4: Rett Syndrome.
5: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
6: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS).
7: Statistics on ASD in the United States.
8: ASD Prevalence is Increasing.
9: Risk Factors and Economic Costs of ASD.
10: Diagnoses of ASD Made at Earlier Ages.
11: Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
12: Brain Dysfunction in ASD.
13: Mirror Neuron System and Autism.
14: Environment and the Developing Brain.
15: People with Autism have Trouble with the Distinction between Self and Others.
16: Autism is Not a Fundamental Problem of Attention.
17: Brain Proteins with Links to Nicotine Addiction and Autism.
18: Genetics Impact ASD.
19: Genes Involved with Autism.
20: Spontaneous Gene Mutations May Boost ASD Risk.
21: Risk of Autism Tied to Genes that Influence Brain Cell Connections.
22: Silenced Gene for Social Behavior Found in Autism.
23: Gene Linked to Autism and Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders.
24: Facial Recognition is a Distinct Genetic Skill.
25: Possible Genetic Overlap between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism.
26: Diseases, Vaccines, and ASD.
27: Can Diseases and Vaccines Cause ASD.
28: Vaccines are Not Associated with ASD.
29: Autism, Asthma, Inflammation, and the Hygiene Hypothesis.
30: Autism and Fragile X Syndrome Feature Immune Signatures.
31: Premature Birth and Autism.
32: Early Development Risk Factors for ASD.
33: Identifying and Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders.
34: Symptoms of ASD.
35: Range of Symptoms.
36: Autism Symptoms Emerge in Infancy.
37: Eye Response to Light a Possible Autism Biomarker.
38: Sensory Sensitivity and ASD.
39: Regression in Autism.
40: Challenging Behaviors.
41: Developmental Screening.
42: Developmental Milestones.
43: Recommendations for Routine Health Care Developmental Screening.
44: Screening Tools for Early Identification of Children with ASD.
45: Audiological Screening.
46: Getting Help for Developmental Delay.
47: If You are Concerned, Act Early.
48: Discussing Concerns Parent to Parent.
49: Sharing Concerns with Your Child’s Physician.
50: Parent’s Guide to Assessment of ASD.
51: Defining Assessment.
52: Types of ASD Assessment.
53: Assessment Process.
54: Diagnostic Criteria for ASD.
55: Medical Tests and Evaluations Used to Diagnose ASD.
56: Genetic Test for Autism.
57: Language in Children with ASD.
58: Measuring Autistic Intelligence.
59: Moving Forward After a Child is Diagnosed with ASD.
60: Conditions that May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders.
61: ASD and Communication Difficulties.
62: Communication Problems Associated with Autism.
63: Auditory Processing Disorder in Children.
64: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering.
65: ASD, Seizures, and Epilepsy.
66: Non-Verbal Learning Disability and Asperger Syndrome.
67: Co-Occurring Genetic Disorders in People with ASD.
68: Angelman Syndrome.
69: Fragile X Syndrome.
70: Landau-Kleffner Syndrome.
71: Mitochondrial Disease.
72: Moebius Syndrome.
73: Prader-Willi Syndrome.
74: Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome.
75: Tourette Syndrome.
76: Tuberous Sclerosis.
77: Other Conditions that May Accompany ASD.
78: Thin Bones and ASD.
79: High Growth Hormones in Boys with ASD.
80: Interventions and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
81: Choosing Professionals and Coordinating Services.
82: Evidence for ASD Interventions.
83: Treatment Integrity.
84: Review of ASD Interventions.
85: Recommendations for Treatment Selection.
86: Fad Treatments are Unproven.
87: Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays.
88: Overview of Early Intervention.
89: Early Services for ASD.
90: Autism Intervention for Toddlers Improves Developmental Outcomes.
91: Interventions for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome.
92: Behavior Therapies Often Effective for ASD.
93: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy.
94: ABA Therapy at a Younger Age Leads to Faster Learning.
95: Verbal Behavior Therapy.
96: Pivotal Response Treatment.
97: Virtual Games Teach Skills to Students with ASD.
98: Communication Therapies for ASD.
99: What a Speech Pathologist Does.
100: Speech and Language Therapy: A Key Intervention for Persons with ASD.
101: Language Instruction for Children with Autism: Learning Words.
102: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
103: ASD Medications.
104: Parent Training Complements Medication for Treating Behavioral Problems in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
105: Citalopram No Better Than Placebo Treatment for Children with ASD.
106: Bonding Hormone Might Help Some with Autism.
107: Treatments for Biological and Medical Conditions Associated with ASD.
108: Research Studies and ASD.
109: Participating in ASD Research Studies.
110: Why Some Research Studies are Flawed.
111: Education and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
112: A Child’s Rights to Public Education.
113: Understanding the Special Education Process.
114: Special Education Overview for Parents.
115: Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
116: Including Children with ASD in Regular Classrooms.
117: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Summary.
118: Tips for Teaching Students with ASD.
119: Instructional Approaches to Teaching Students with ASD.
120: Teaching High-Functioning Students with ASD.
121: Managing Challenging ASD Behavior.
122: What to do when Positive Reinforcement is Not Working.
123: Practical Strategies for Responding to Challenging Behaviors.
124: Social Interaction Education for Students with ASD.
125: Understanding Special Interests and Social Interactions of Children with ASD.
126: Outcomes of School-Based Social Skill Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum.
127: Computer-Based Training May Improve Social Interactions.
128: Teaching Lifetime Goals to Children and Adults with ASD.
129: Secondary School Experiences of Students with ASD.
130: Preparing for Postsecondary Education.
131: Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transitioning to Adulthood.
132: Safety in the Home.
133: Ensuring Support at Home.
134: Family Support Models.
135: Grandparents Play Key Role in Lives of Children with ASD.
136: Depression, Parenting, and ASD.
137: Toilet Training Children with ASD.
138: Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with ASD.
139: Transition Plan.
140: Life Skills.
141: Legal and Financial Planning and Assistance.
142: Transition Models for Youth with Mental Health Needs.
143: Finding Appropriate and Affordable Housing.
144: Adult Autism and Employment.
145: Choosing Vocation and Employment.
146: Career Planning Issues.
147: Possible Job Accommodations.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of ASD Terms and Acronyms.
Directory of Additional ASD Resources.