Beyond The Autism Diagnosis

Author: Marion O'Brien
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667519
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis is filled with the parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question.

Children With Autism

Author: Colwyn Trevarthen
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025556
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This completely revised and substantially expanded new edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. Every chapter has been rewritten with the addition of new material, and a new final chapter on `Putting the Pieces Together' reflects the authors' conviction that the complexity of autism means that many kinds of information are valuable and need to be taken into account in providing therapy or teaching for children with autism. Other chapters, updated from the first edition, include a description of the latest information on the findings of brain research (put into the context of the development of the human brain and its effect on communication in early childhood), and the contributions of music therapy and psychoanalysis. A very much enlarged chapter on educational provision for children with autism and Asperger's Syndrome provides information on the latest methods for improving the learning of these children, to give them the best possible preparation for a life of greater autonomy and maximum self-satisfaction in the pleasure of human company. New appendices summarise medical diagnostic systems, checklists and questionnaires for identifying autism, and the glossary has been considerably expanded. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.

Handbook Of Autism And Pervasive Developmental Disorders Diagnosis Development And Brain Mechanisms

Author: Fred R. Volkmar
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282191
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The newest edition of the most comprehensive handbook on autismand related disorders Since the original edition was first published more than aquarter of a century ago, The Handbook of Autism and PervasiveDevelopmental Disorders, Volume 1: Diagnosis, Development,and Brain Mechanisms, has been the most influential referencework in the field of autism and related conditions. The new,updated Fourth Edition takes into account the changes in thedisorders' definitions in the DSM-V and ICD-10 that may haveprofound implications for diagnosis and, by extension, access toservices. Along with providing practical clinical advice--includingthe role of psychopharmacology in treatment—the handbookcodifies the ever-expanding current body of research throughoutboth volumes , offering a wealth of information on the epidemiologyof autism and the genetic, environmental, biochemical, social, andneuropathological aspects of the disorder. Volume 1 includes:Information on outcomes in adults with autism spectrumdisorders A range of issues and interventions important from infancy,though adolescence and beyond for individuals with autism spectrumdisorders Current information about play development, including skills,object play, and interventions Coverage of the state of genetic, biochemical, andneuropathological autism research Chapters on psychopharmacology and medical care in autism andrelated conditions The new edition includes the relevant updates to help readersstay abreast of the state of this rapidly evolving field and givesthem a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff as informationabout autism proliferates.

Re Thinking Autism

Author: Sami Timimi
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500275
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Challenging existing approaches to autism that limit, and sometimes damage, the individuals who attract and receive the label, this book questions the lazy prejudices and assumptions that can surround autism as a diagnosis in the 21st Century. Arguing that autism can only be understood through examining 'it' as a socially or culturally produced phenomenon, the authors offer a critique of the medical model that has produced a perpetually marginalising approach to autism, and explain the contradictions and difficulties inherent in existing attitudes. They examine and dispute the scientific validity of diagnosis and 'treatment', asking whether autism actually exists at the biological level, and question the value of diagnosis in the lives of those labelled with autism. The book recognises that there are no easy answers but encourages engagement with these essential questions, and looks towards service provision and practice that moves beyond a reliance on all-encompassing labels. This unique contribution to the growing field of critical autism studies brings together authors from clinical psychiatry, clinical and community psychology, social sciences, disability studies, education and cultural studies, as well as those with personal experiences of autism. It is essential and challenging reading for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in 'autism'.

Recognising Asperger S Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Trevor Powell
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135170513X
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Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically over the last 10 years. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with people with AS. Trevor Powell is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is the Lead for Neuropsychology services for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has written a number of books and research articles having worked clinically for over 30 years in the field of adult mental health, brain injury, particularly head injury, and with adults with Asperger's syndrome/Autism.

American Book Publishing Record

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The Oxford Handbook Of Autism And Co Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

Author: Susan W. White
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190910763
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Co-occurring psychiatric conditions are extremely common among people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions presents a compilation of the latest research in this area, summarized by internationally renowned experts. Each chapter presents an overview of the problem or disorder including information on prevalence in ASD and in the general public and a synthesis of the research on etiology, diagnostic best practices, and evidence-based intervention approaches. Case studies bring these concepts to life, and each chapter concludes with suggestions for future research directions in order to further develop our scientific and clinical understanding of the particular comorbidity. Given the fact that comorbidity is often a chronic and pervasive concern, this Handbook takes a lifespan approach, with each chapter touching on developmental aspects of the targeted problem, from early childhood through adulthood. The concluding section of the Handbook is comprised of content on clinical considerations and research approaches, including chapters on medications commonly used to treat co-occurring conditions, strategies for managing crisis situations in this clinical population, and community partnerships within an implementation science framework.

Information And Referral

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Recognising Autism And Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Trevor Powell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000346242
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Recognising Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is an accessible guide, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with autism with whom the author has worked clinically. The book captures the individual stories, quotations and experiences, observed in adult autism diagnostic services, woven in with contemporary research, theory and clinical insights. It outlines the history of the condition and the present criteria for obtaining a diagnosis. With exercises, tips, questionnaires, psycho-educational work and advice sheets, this new edition also elucidates the female presentation of autism that has attained significance in the recent times. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians, including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with autistic people.

Diagnosis And Assessment In Autism

Author: Eric Schopler
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306428890
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Division TEACCH, located in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of the first programs in the country to understand that autism was an organic rather than a biologic condition. We were also one of the earliest programs to recognize the enormous variability in characteristics and behaviors of children described as autistic. For these reasons, the processes of diagnosis and assessment have always been important and central to our program. We are therefore extremely pleased to have a volume representing the most current thinking of the field's leaders in these important areas. As with the preceding books in our series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in Chapel Hill each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. Rather, conference participants are asked to develop a full chapter around their presentations. Other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute chapters as well. These volumes are designed to provide the most current knowledge in research and professional practice available on the most important issues defining and clarifying autism.

Handbook Of Autism And Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Author: Professor of Child Psychiatry Pediatrics and Psychology and Director Child Study Center Donald J Cohen, M D
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Includes the newest work on motor functioning, social cognition, brain imaging, attentional mechanisms, emotional development, language functions and new genetic findings.

Dsm 5 Handbook Of Differential Diagnosis Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1681459329
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Defining mental disorders is easy but to actually diagnose a patient needs a lot of hard work and proper information. You need to be able to classify the symptoms in order to narrow down to the right diagnosis. A wrong diagnosis could lead to more serious problems later on. This quick DSM-5 study guide helps you begin with the right treatment for the right patient.

Autism And Lovaas Treatment

Author: Kenneth Bassett
Editor: B.C. Office of Health Technology Assessment
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Art Therapy With Children On The Autistic Spectrum

Author: Kathy Evans
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853028258
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Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum presents a new model of practice, which primarily focuses on communication difficulties. The authors describe how negative behaviours and subsequent tension may be alleviated when the autistic child is involved in interactive art making with the therapist.

Canadian Journal Of Public Health

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Beyond The Autistic Plateau A Parent S Story And Practical Help With Autism

Author: Stephen Pitman
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781471604010
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This book on autism tells the story of the work carried out by parents of an autistic child from when he was first diagnosed as having autism until leaving school. Not only will it help you realise that you are not alone but offers practical help with many things including speech, communication, play, diet, wearing clothes, spitting, coping with peers and includes details on the techniques used. Contents: Introduction, Birth to sixteen months, Diagnosis, Educating Henry(sixteen months to three years old), Three years to four years, Different educational techniques (four years to six years), Diets, drugs and chemicals, Six to seven, Improvements, Henry's brothers, A mother's view, Twins, Summary of techniques used, Progress report - age eighteen, Appendix: Speech, Games, Songs, Overcoming behavioural problems, Books, Video's DVD's that helped Henry, Films Portraying autism, Recipes, Websites, Approaches to help autism, Differentiations of professionals, Glossary, Books on autism, Chemical Matters and Index.

Handbook Of Child And Adolescent Assessment

Author: Thomas H. Ollendick
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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A comprehensive presentation of assessment strategies, actual strategies, and a review of specific populations for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and mental health social workers who work with children and adolescents. Chapter authors address only those strategies that have a firm empirical base and proceed beyond behavioral assessment to cover those assessment practices that are used more routinely by traditional clinicians.

The Rise Of Autism

Author: Ginny Russell
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ISBN: 9780367250812
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The Open Access version of this book, available at http: //www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429285912, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. This innovative book addresses the question of why increasing numbers of people are being diagnosed with autism since the 1990s. Providing an engaging account of competing and widely debated explanations, it investigates how these have led to differing interpretations of the same data. Crucially, the author argues that the increased use of autism diagnosis is due to medicalisation across the life course, whilst holding open the possibility that the rise may also be partly accounted for by modern-day environmental exposures, again, across the life course. A further focus of the book is not on whether autism itself is valid as a diagnostic category, but whether and how it is useful as a diagnostic category, and how the utility of the diagnosis has contributed to the rise. This serves to move beyond the question of whether diagnoses are 'real' or social constructions, and instead asks: who do diagnoses serve to benefit, and at what cost do they come? The book will appeal to clinicians and health professionals, as well as medical researchers, who are interested in a review of the data which demonstrates the rising use of autism as a diagnosis, and an analysis of the reasons why this has occurred. Providing theory through which to interpret the expanding application of the diagnosis and the broadening of autism as a concept, it will also be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, disability studies and childhood studies.