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The Handbook of Autism
A Guide for Parents and Professionals





ISBN 9780415160353
Published July 12, 1999 by Routledge
160 Pages

 
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Book Description

This updated edition of the Handbook of Autism explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues.
Revised research and new case-studies, including follow-ups to the case-studies featured in the first edition reflect the developments made over the last eight years both in the understanding and management of autism. A list of contacts and services at the back of the book underlines its practical approach.

Table of Contents

Author's note  Foreword by Lorna Wing  Introduction  1. The Variable Picture of Autism  2. The History of Autism  3. What Causes Autism?  4. Problems of Diagnoses  5. Understanding Autism: Assessing the Autistic Child  6. Practical Considerations - Management and Counselling  7. Speech and Language: Communication Development in Autistic Children  8. Educating Autistic Children  9. Growing up - What lies Beyond?  10. A Postscript - Alternative Treatments and Cures for Autism?  Appendices  References and Further Reading Index.

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