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Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author : Mohammad Ghaziuddin
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People with autism are at a higher risk of having additional medical conditions, so increased care should be taken to ensure any other needs are detected early and effectively managed. This book is the perfect aid for doing so, providing detailed information on the range of possible further conditions, including epilepsy, eating disorders or genetic conditions. Written for both parents and practitioners, including students, it shows how these medical conditions can be identified, and explains the range of possible treatments that are available that may improve the quality of life of the affected person.

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author : Mohammad Ghaziuddin
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Annotation Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism (e.g. schizophrenia, violence, depression, anxiety, tics) and provides sound advice for the detection and treatment of psychiatric problems in people with ASDs. The conditions described in this book are those that Dr Ghaziuddin, an experienced psychiatrist specialising in autism, has most commonly seen in autistic children and adults, although Dr Ghaziuddin clearly states that he is not proposing a direct link between psychiatric disorders and autism, but is rather recognising the need to systematically characterise commonly occurring disorders, with the hope that this will lead to their early recognition and treatment.

Autism

Author : Theo Peeters
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This book attempts to go some way towards bridging the gap between theoretical understanding of autism and understanding it in the practice of daily life. The cause of autism is physical, biological and organic and people with autism require specialised education and support matched to their particular difficulties.

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author : Olʹga Bogdashina
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Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. She offers an explanation of why certain approaches, for example PECS, might work with some autistic children but not others. Offering real insights, the `What They Say' sections enable the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and to understand their language differences first hand. `What We Can Do to Help' sections throughout the book give practical recommendations on what to do in order to help autistic individuals use their natural mechanisms to learn and develop social and communicative skills. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to enhance communication, based on the specific mode of communication a person uses.

A Drug Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Author : Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman
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A groundbreaking new book from the authors of the best-selling Ritalin Free Kids documenting a safe, effective, and natural treatment for children with Asperger syndrome and autism. Homeopathic medicine offers renewed hope for parents of children on the autism spectrum without the use of conventional drugs. Includes seventeen actual cases drawn from the authors' extensive clinical experience treating a wide range of children with developmental, behavioral and learning challenges. Also included is information on the characteristics of children with Asperger syndrome and autism, other natural approaches, advice and resources for parents, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about autism and homeopathic medicine. A must-read for any parent of a child on the autism spectrum.

Asperger Syndrome

Author : Raymond W. DuCharme
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Since the first edition was published in 2003, an enormous amount of research into Asperger Syndrome (AS) and autism spectrum disorders has been conducted. New genetic and epigenetic theories, updated findings on viable therapies, and targeted skill-building programs provide a solid foundation of information for professionals to use in practice and impart to concerned families. The Second Edition of Asperger Syndrome synthesizes the current state of the field, beginning with the controversy over the proposed linking of the condition with autism in the DSM-5. This comprehensive guide gives readers a deeper understanding of the disorder, detailing the effective strategies and therapies available to improve the lives of young people with AS and ensure their successful transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Focusing on core deficit and treatment areas, expert contributors analyze the evidence base on behavioral and pharmacological interventions as well as educational strategies geared toward bolstering cognitive and social skills. In addition to epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and assessment, this volume offers the most current information on: Counseling and other therapeutic strategies for children with AS and their families. Early intervention for children and youth with AS. Social skills instruction for children with AS. Evaluating evidence-based instruction for children with AS. Comprehensive education-based mental health services for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Practical advice for families, from a parent of a child with AS. The Second Edition of Asperger Syndrome is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, and scientist-practitioners in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; education; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; social work; and pediatrics.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author : Uta Frith
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In this volume several of the major experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of Asperger syndrome.

The Neurology of Autism

Author : Mary Coleman
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In Neurology of Autism, Mary Coleman, Catalina Betancur, G. Robert DeLong, Christopher Gillberg, Yoshiko Nomura, Lorenzo Pavone, Martin Ruggieri, and Michele Zappella use the tools of neurological analysis to address a number of the major questions that have arisen in the study of autism. The answers they present have important implications for the direction of future autism research, diagnosis, and treatment. What are the neurological signs and symptoms of autism? The latest information is presented here in an in-depth discussion of epilepsy, cranial circumference, changes in muscle tone, stereotypies, and mutism found in children with autism. In addition, a template is provided for practitioners to follow when conducting neurological examinations of a child with autism. What are the best options for the treatment of autism? The current medical, educational, and alternative therapies are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated. Is autism reversible? The question is explored for syndromic autism, where diseases may have a transient autistic phase, and reviewed in detail for nonsyndromic autism. Is autism primarily a single disease, as originally described by Leo Kanner? Research presented here suggests that autism is, instead, a syndrome involving many disease entities. Has the incidence of autism been increasing in recent years? A sophisticated, historical review of autisms prevalence rates suggests that it has never been rare. What is the relationship between autism and Asperger syndrome? The latest evidence presented here sheds light on the degree to which both syndromes share more than clinical characteristics; they also have some similar findings in imaging, neuropathological, and genetic studies. Which components of the brains neural networks need to be impaired to cause the appearance of autistic symptoms? Although there are many candidate regions, dysfunction of the cerebellum and its circuits is noted to be of great interest. Student and professional researchers, practitioners, and parents will find this book to be a valuable resource for both the latest information from basic-science research and its application to the diagnosis and treatment of autism. "[This book] includes up-to-date genetic evidence, underlining the complexities of genetic/environmental influences...I recommend this easy and informative read." -European Journal of Pediatric Neurology "...authoritative." -The Lancet Neurology "Coleman's new book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in the progress made in understanding the causes of autism. The field owes her a tribute worthy of someone who has transformed an area of neuroscience." -Simon Baron-Cohen in Nature Neuroscience "[I]nformative and comprehensive in its treatment of the neurologic basis of autism...well written and easy to understand...the contributing authors have done an excellent job of making complex medical concepts understandable to all. The glossary at the end of the book is extremely helpful in this regard. The book is well referenced, provides helpful tables throughout, and includes a summary of relevant points at the end of each chapter.The authors are to be commended for presenting a very balanced view of current knowledge; they also indicate what we do not yet understand about brain functioning in autism and provide an important road map for ongoing exploration." -Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp in The New England Journal of Medicine "At last it is recognised that developmental neurology is the appropriate context in which to explain autism. The authors of this volume, all pioneers in the field, consider new ideas on autism in this context. They succeed in making surprising and illuminating comparisons between autism and neurological disorders whose origin is already known. This work is a significant step towards understanding the causes of autistic disorders."-Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London "When and if the secret of autism is teased from the myriad disease states that exhibit the syndrome, it will be through efforts such as are represented in this volume. Dr. Coleman has 'picked the brains' of recognized experts from neurology and related sciences, and has assembled a wealth of up-to-date and meticulously referenced information regarding both those diseases and the core symptoms of autism." -Peter B. Rosenberger, Massachusetts General Hospital

Asperger s Syndrome

Author : David Kelvins
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This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: What is Asperger’s Syndrome? How is it different from autism, or is it even different? How does it differ from ADHD? These basic questions, as well as others, will be answered in this quick guide. Aside from that, topics such as managing temper tantrums, depression, and occupational therapy for autistic people will be discussed. All of these things give you a general, more intrinsic understanding of what Asperger’s Syndrome involves. Book 2: Asperger’s Syndrome is sometimes called high-functioning autism. The premise of this definition will be explained in this book, detailing the various aspect of the disorder, as well as possibilities and limitations. For example, we will talk about the most important signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in adults, how to determine if someone has it or if it’s more related to ADHD, and how to treat those symptoms. Last but not least, we’ll touch a little bit on what goes on in the brain of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, so that you will comprehend the neurological processes more deeply. Book 3: Let’s say your child has Asperger’s Syndrome? He or she has been officially diagnosed with it, or all the signs are present and there is barely any doubt. Now what do you do? Well, with this quick guide you will have at least some of the answers to that question. We will go over a small number of case studies and researched topics that can help you along the way, such as the relationship between autistic disorders and schizophrenia, stomach problems, earlier death, chemical imbalances in the brain, and alternative medicine for those who have an autistic disorder. Don’t wait. Start learning more!

Asperger s Syndrome

Author : David Kelvins
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This book consists of two titles, which are the following: Book 1: What is Asperger’s Syndrome? How is it different from autism, or is it even different? How does it differ from ADHD? These basic questions, as well as others, will be answered in this quick guide. Aside from that, topics such as managing temper tantrums, depression, and occupational therapy for autistic people will be discussed. All of these things give you a general, more intrinsic understanding of what Asperger’s Syndrome involves. Book 2: Asperger’s Syndrome is sometimes called high-functioning autism. The premise of this definition will be explained in this book, detailing the various aspect of the disorder, as well as possibilities and limitations. For example, we will talk about the most important signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in adults, how to determine if someone has it or if it’s more related to ADHD, and how to treat those symptoms. Last but not least, we’ll touch a little bit on what goes on in the brain of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, so that you will comprehend the neurological processes more deeply.

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger s Disorder

Author : Edward Ritvo
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This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis.

Asperger s Syndrome

Author : David Kelvins
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The following topics are included in this 3-book combo: Book 1: Asperger’s Syndrome is sometimes called high-functioning autism. The premise of this definition will be explained in this book, detailing the various aspect of the disorder, as well as possibilities and limitations. For example, we will talk about the most important signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in adults, how to determine if someone has it or if it’s more related to ADHD, and how to treat those symptoms. Last but not least, we’ll touch a little bit on what goes on in the brain of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, so that you will comprehend the neurological processes more deeply. Book 2: Let’s say your child has Asperger’s Syndrome? He or she has been officially diagnosed with it, or all the signs are present and there is barely any doubt. Now what do you do? Well, with this quick guide you will have at least some of the answers to that question. We will go over a small number of case studies and researched topics that can help you along the way, such as the relationship between autistic disorders and schizophrenia, stomach problems, earlier death, chemical imbalances in the brain, and alternative medicine for those who have an autistic disorder. Don’t wait. Start learning more!

Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism

Author : Eric Schopler
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The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

Essential Clinical Guide to Understanding and Treating Autism

Author : Fred R. Volkmar
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Coauthored by the premier expert on autism in the United States and an experienced academic and practicing pediatrician, this volume provides concise and practical information based on the most up-to-date research and clinical experience for primary care givers around the world. Showing clinicians how to most effectively use evidence-based techniques, this invaluable guide offers primary-care providers access to expert, current research and practice guidelines allowing them to confidently support children who present with symptoms of autism.

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Author : Susan Moreno
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Drawing on their own experiences of being in long-term relationships with partners with Asperger syndrome, and interviews with others in the same situation, the authors offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount common difficulties and make things work.

ABC of Autism

Author : Munib Haroon
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ABC of Autism provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informative guide allows primary healthcare professionals to quickly reference the essential information required for appropriate patient care. Compact yet comprehensive, this book offers concise and focused chapters covering topics ranging from basic epidemiology and key diagnostic features to managing behavioural difficulties and co-morbidities, such as ADHD and dyspraxia. Full-colour illustrations reinforce understanding of the condition while actual case studies demonstrate contemporary practices and real-life scenarios. ABC of Autism is a valuable resource for GPs, paediatricians, speech therapists, educational psychologists, medical and nursing students, and practitioners responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary care for patients with autism.

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author : Mohammad Ghaziuddin
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Annotation Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in autism (e.g. schizophrenia, violence, depression, anxiety, tics) and provides sound advice for the detection and treatment of psychiatric problems in people with ASDs. The conditions described in this book are those that Dr Ghaziuddin, an experienced psychiatrist specialising in autism, has most commonly seen in autistic children and adults, although Dr Ghaziuddin clearly states that he is not proposing a direct link between psychiatric disorders and autism, but is rather recognising the need to systematically characterise commonly occurring disorders, with the hope that this will lead to their early recognition and treatment.

Asperger Syndrome

Author : James C. McPartland
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"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, adults, AS/HFA, ASD, Asperger syndrome, assessments, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral, children, communication, developmental disabilities, diagnosis, DSM-V, DSM-5, genetics, high-functioning, interventions, neuropsychology, PDD-NOS, pervasive developmental disorders, psychopharmacological, social competence, social skills training, treatments Description: Completely revised with the latest research and clinical strategies, this is the authoritative volume on Asperger syndrome (now part of DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder). Considered the definitive reference since its initial publication, the book focuses on how to assess each child or adolescent's needs and provide effective interventions in the areas of communication, behavior, and academic and vocational functioning. The neural and genetic bases of autism spectrum disorders are also explored. "--

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Susan J. Moreno
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The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions. Susan J. Moreno provides an accessible summary of up-to-date information on the diagnostic criteria of ASD, including the common traits and characteristics to look out for. She explores common areas of difficulty, offering a wealth of practical advice and tried-and-tested strategies for meeting the needs of each individual. Topics covered include the individual with autism at home, schooling, tips for teaching, sensory issues, and social skills and involvement in the community. The book closes with useful appendices of practical advice for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and others who care. This handy and informative guide is ideal for teachers, parents, health professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and anyone else who would like to find out more about autism spectrum disorders.

Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities in Children Birth to Three

Author : James A. Blackman
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This edition is a major revision of a popular early intervention classic. New chapters on neuromuscular disorders and skin manifestations of developmental disabilities have been added. Seventeen chapters have been completely rewritten and 22 chapters have been carefully updated. Arranged alphabetically for ease in finding major topics, this book summarizes health information on over 40 conditions often found in children with developmental disabilities. Chapters are consistently organized and include the description, cause, incidence, detection, course, accompanying health problems, medical management, and implications for early intervention.