Autistic Spectrum Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues

ISBN-10: 0761962123
ISBN-13: 9780761962120
Edition: 2009
Authors: Jill M. Boucher
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the autistic spectrum? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking in how people are diagnosed with autism, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people with this extraordinary disability? Charting the development of our understanding of the condition, this book guides readers through theories at the psychological, neurobiological and `first cause' levels, to methods of care, intervention, education and support. Concerned with provoking a critical attitude, the author also identifies areas of doubt and controversy, suggesting how they might arise and ways in which they may be resolved.

What is Autism?
The Subtypes Model of Autism
Concept and Definitions
The Spectrum Model of Autism
Concept and Definition
Filling in the Picture
From Conformity to Diversity
Facts and Figures
Epidemiology and Developmental Trajectory
What Is Autism
Personal View
What Causes Autism?
A Framework for Explaining Autism
First Causes and Brain Bases
Explaining the Social, Emotional and Communication Impairments
Explaining the Repetitive Behaviours and Lack of Imaginative Creativity
Explaining Other Universal or Common Characteristics
Explaing Autism as a Whole
Attempts at a Synthesis
What Causes Autism
Personal View
Practical Issues
Assessment, Diagnosis and Screening
Intervention
Care

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