Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Raphael Bernier
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  • ISBN-10: 1598843354
  • ISBN-13: 9781598843354
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 324 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Autism and its related disorders have been poorly understood and misdiagnosed for many years; in fact, until the 1970s, there was a pervasive belief that autism was caused by cold, aloof parenting. Not until the popular movie Rain Man in 1988 did the general public become aware of autism, a developmental disorder that still has no cure.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Background and Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
2: Controversies, Problems, and Solutions in the Field of ASD.
3: Worldwide and Cultural Perspectives in ASD.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Hans Asperger (1906-1980).
7: Tony Attwood (b. 1952).
8: Simon Baron-Cohen (b. 1958).
9: Margaret Bauman (dates unknown).
10: Bruno Bettelheim (1903-1990).
11: Eugene Bleuler (1857-1939).
12: Tony Charman (dates unknown).
13: Eric Courchesne (dates unknown).
14: Geraldine Dawson (b. 1951).
15: Susan Folstein (b. 1944).
16: Eric Fombonne (b. 1954).
17: Uta Frith (b. 1941).
18: Daniel Geschwind (b. 1960).
19: Temple Grandin (b. 1947).
20: Stanley Greenspan (b. 1941).
21: Portia Iversen (dates unknown) and Jonathan Shestack (b. 1959).
22: Leo Kanner (1894-1981).
23: Ami Klin (b. 1960).
24: Robert and Lynn Koegel (dates unknown).
25: Karen (b. 1954) and Eric (b. 1952) London.
26: Catherine Lord (b. 1950).
27: O. (Ole) Ivar Lovaas (b. 1927).
28: Peter Mundy (dates unknown).
29: Isabelle Rapin (dates unknown).
30: Bernard Rimland (1928-2006).
31: Edward Ritvo (dates unknown).
32: Sally Rogers (b. 1948).
33: Sir Michael Rutter (b. 1933).
34: Eric Schopler (1927-2006).
35: Robert Schultz (dates unknown).
36: Marian Sigman (dates unknown).
37: Marilyn (dates unknown) and Jim (b. 1938) Simons.
38: Ruth C. Sullivan (b. 1924).
39: Helen Tager-Flusberg (b. 1951).
40: Fred Volkmar (b. 1950).
41: Lorna Wing (b. 1928).
42: Suzanne (b. 1946) and Bob (b. 1943) Wright.
43: Data and Documents.
44: Domains of Autism.
45: Pervasive Developmental Disorders Umbrella Term.
46: Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
47: Constellation of Symptoms in an Individual with ASD.
48: Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
49: Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
50: Face Perception in Autism.
51: Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
52: Prevalence Estimates from Monitoring Networks.
53: Ethnic Differences in Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
54: Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
55: Guidelines for Evaluating Interventions.
56: Guidelines for Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Treatments.
57: Applied Behavioral Analysis and Discrete Trial Training.
58: Social Stories.
59: Economic Cost of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
60: Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and Autism.
61: References.
62: Directory of Organizations.
63: Private, Not-for-Profit Organizations.
64: Professional Organizations.
65: Governmental Organizations.
66: University-Based Organizations.
67: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Authors.