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Sensory Issues and High functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

Author : Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
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Using the same product and easy-to-read format as the first edition, this newly expanded book explains how many children with high-functioning ASD relate to the world through their senses.

Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author : Teresa A. Cardon
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This volume analyzes recent technological breakthroughs in aiding children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters offer practical guidance in such areas as assessment, treatment planning, and collaborative intervention. The book also presents findings on hardware and software innovations and emphasizes their effectiveness in clinical practices that are targeted to specific cognitive, social, academic and motor skill areas. In addition, it describes promising new deficit-reducing and skill-enhancing technologies on the horizon. Featured topics include: Developing and supporting the writing skills of individuals with ASD through assistive technologies. The ways in which visual organizers may support executive function, abstract language comprehension and social learning. Do-as-I’m-doing situations involving video modeling and autism. The use of technology to facilitate personal, social and vocational skills in youth with ASD. Evidence-based instruction for students with ASD. The use of mobile technology to support community engagement and independence. Technology and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians and related professionals as well as researchers and graduate students across such disciplines as child and school psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and social work.

CBT for Children and Adolescents with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Angela Scarpa
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This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD--anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its evidence base, and address practical considerations in treatment. The book also discusses general issues in adapting CBT for this population and provides a helpful framework for assessment and case conceptualization informed by DSM-5.

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Diagnosis Development and Brain Mechanisms

Author : Fred R. Volkmar
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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.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Diane Yapko
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This informative and easy to read book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum themselves. Diane Yapko, who has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families for over 20 years, brings together diverse information about the latest 'scientific break throughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. Her use of an accessible question and answer format enables her to address precisely those issues that are of most concern to people seeking introductory guidance or the information on the latest developments, and directions for further research. The book is organized into four main parts: diagnosis and characteristics; causes; medical issues; and treatments, intervention programs and approaches. The book's final part includes a useful listing of further resources.

Finding Out About Asperger Syndrome High Functioning Autism and PDD

Author : Gunilla Gerland
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`Children and teenagers are different. Some have more differences than others and may have difficulties with things such as participating in group activities, or really understanding how other people see things and how they think. Some of these young people want to do things in their own way, and some of them have a particular interest which fills their lives. Many of those who are special in this way have Asperger Syndrome or high functioning autism. Gunilla, who is now an adult, received her diagnosis several years ago. She has written this book for all children and teenagers who have similar difficulties. It's an important book - in fact, it's the only one of its kind. Gunilla's book should be read by all young people who receive a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, PDD or high functioning autism. It can also be read by their peers in school, siblings, and other children with whom they have contact. Adults may read it too, the better to understand the person with autism or Asperger Syndrome.' * Christopher Gillberg, MD and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Sam Goldstein
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Children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders at a staggering rate—as many as one in 110, according to some studies. To this sobering statistic add the familiar figures of the toddler disengaged from his peers, the middle schooler shunned in the lunchroom, and the adult struggling with social cues on the job, and professionals are faced with a mounting challenge: to assist and support young people with these disorders to ensure their successful transition to adolescence and adulthood. The first volume dedicated solely to its topic, Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders provides a comprehensive overview of programs currently in use. Contributors explore programs focusing on long-term outcomes, home- and classroom-based strategies, resilience training for parents, and pharmacological management of symptoms. Background chapters review issues in reliability and validity of interventions and evaluating treatment effectiveness. And an especially cogent chapter discusses the centrality of treatment integrity to best practice. Comprehensive programs and targeted interventions covered include: The Early Start Denver Model for young children. The TEACCH program for children, adults, and families. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and CARD eLearning. PROGress: a program for remediating and expanding social skills. Evidence-based strategies for repetitive behaviors and sensory issues. Self-regulation strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders. Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential resource for researchers, professionals/practitioners, and clinicians in a wide array of fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; education; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; social work; and pediatrics.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Brenda Smith Myles
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Provides parents, professionals, and others with concise, accurate, and practical information related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Author : Lee A. Wilkinson
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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Carol Turkington
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Autism is a baffling brain disorder that profoundly affects children's communication and social skills. This work provides a reference guide to this disease. It includes approximately 500 entries that address the different types of autism, causes and treatments, institutions, associations, leading scientists and research, social impact, and more.