Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816579
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816572
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, along with facts about interventions and treatments, educational guidelines, and coping tips for families. Includes index, glossary, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
1: What Are Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autistic Disorder?.
2: Asperger Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism).
3: Rett Syndrome.
4: Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
5: Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States.
Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
6: Causes and Risk Factors for Autism.
7: Early Brain Development and ASD.
8: Genetics Impact Autism Spectrum Disorder.
9: Diseases, Vaccines, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
10: Autism and the Environment.
11: Premature Birth and Autism.
12: Early Development Risk Factors for ASD.
13: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Identifying and Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders.
14: Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
15: Developmental Screening.
16: Getting Help for Developmental Delay.
17: ASD Assessment.
18: Diagnostic Criteria for ASD.
19: Medical Tests and Evaluations Used to Diagnose ASD.
20: Genetic Test for Autism.
21: Speech and Language Developmental Milestones.
22: Measuring Autistic Intelligence.
Conditions That May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders.
23: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication Difficulties.
24: ASD, Seizures, and Epilepsy.
25: Nonverbal Learning Disability and Asperger Syndrome.
26: Co-Occurring Genetic Disorders in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
27: Autism Affects Functioning of Entire Brain.
28: Other Conditions That May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Interventions and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
29: What Are Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions?.
30: Evidence for ASD Interventions.
31: Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays.
32: Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
33: Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
34: Communication Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
35: Therapists for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
36: Autism Spectrum Disorders Medications.
37: Web Technology for Behavioral Deficit of Autism.
38: Research Studies and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
39: False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism.
Education and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
40: Understanding the Special Education Process.
41: Classroom Management for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
42: Social Interaction Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
43: Secondary School Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
44: Preparing for Postsecondary Education.
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transitioning to Adulthood.
45: Managing Challenging Autism Spectrum Disorders Behaviors.
46: Safety and Children with Disabilities.
47: Home Modifications for People with Autism.
48: Grandparents Play Key Role in Lives of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
49: Pets for Easing Social Anxiety in Kids with Autism.
50: Feeding Problems and Toilet Training for Children with ASD.
51: Practical Oral Care for People with ASD.
52: Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
53: Finding Appropriate and Affordable Housing.
54: Adult Autism and Employment.
55: The Affordable Care Act and Autism and Related Conditions.
Additional Help and Information.
Acronyms and Glossary of Autism Spectrum Disorder Terms.
Directory of Additional ASD Resources.