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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders Frequently Asked Questions

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ISBN-10: 1843107562

ISBN-13: 9781843107569

Edition: 2003

Authors: Diane Yapko

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Parents and professionals seeking information about autism spectrum disorders often find it very difficult to find straightforward answers to their questions. This practical resource uses an easy-to-read question and answer format so readers can go directly to the questions that interest them.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Diagnosis and Characteristics
What are Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)?
Is there a difference between High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome?
Are there medical tests to diagnose ASD?
How is ASD diagnosed?
What tests are used to diagnose ASD?
Who can diagnose ASD?
What are the common characteristics associated with a diagnosis of ASD?
At what age can ASD be diagnosed?
Are there gender differences in ASD?
How often does ASD occur? What is its prevalence?
Is there an ASD epidemic?
What conditions typically co-exist with ASD?
Can you cure ASD?
Are children with ASD mentally retarded?
What are the typical speech and language problems associated with ASD?
Are savant skills common in ASD?
What is Theory of Mind Deficit or Mindblindness?
What are Executive Function Deficits?
What are Central Coherence Deficits?
What are Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)?
What is Hyperlexia?
What is Pathological Demand Avoidance Sydrome (PDA)?
Causes
What causes ASD?
Is ASD genetic?
Is there an ASD gene?
What are the chances of having more than one ASD child?
Can immunizations/vaccines cause ASD?
Can parenting style cause ASD?
Are there environmental causes of ASD?
Does a chemical imbalance in the brain cause ASD?
What medical conditions can cause ASD?
Can "Leaking" or "Leaky Gut" cause ASD?
What is the Opioid Excess Theory?
Medical Issues
Can ASD be identified before birth?
Can ASD be identified at birth?
Are specific parts of the brain affected in ASD?
Is the immune system affected in ASD?
Is the gastrointestinal system affected in ASD?
What role do environmental toxins and viruses have in ASD?
What role do allergies play in children with ASD?
What is the "DAN" protocol?
What is "PANDAS"?
What are "Leaky Gut" and "Celiac Disease"?
What is Secretin?
Do all children with ASD have seizures?
How do I know if my child is having seizures?
What medications are used with ASD individuals?
What is Purine Autism?
What is the Urine Peptide Test?
Treatments and Intervention Programs and Approaches
What types of treatment approaches exist for ASD?
Are all treatment approaches equally beneficial?
How to I decide which intervention(s) are most appropriate for my child?
What are Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT)?
What is Pivotal Response Training (PRT)?
What is Floor Time and the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based approach (DIR)?
What is the SCERTS Model?
What is TEACCH?
What is Speech-Language Therapy?
What is Augmentative Communication (AC) and PECS?
What is Auditory Integration Training (AIT)?
What is Occupational Theory (OT)?
What is Sensory Integration Therapy (SI)?
What is Physical Therapy?
What is Art Therapy?
What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
What is Music Therapy?
What is Vision Therapy?
What diets are used to treat ASD individuals?
What vitamins and nutritional supplements are used with ASD individuals?
What is Immunotherapy?
What medications are used to treat ASD?
How is Melatonin used in treating ASD?
Are there specific interventions for toilet training?
Are there specific interventions for temper tantrums?
Are there specific interventions for social skills deficits?
Are there specific interventions for sleep disturbances?
Are there specific interventions for self-injurious behaviors?
Are there specific interventions for auditory processing problems?
Resources/Organizations/Websites
What organizations are available for ASD individuals and their families?
What publications are available for ASD individuals and their families?
What other resources, websites and books are available for ASD individuals and their families?
What websites are available to provide therapy tools, learning activities and materials for working with ASD individuals?