The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century: Exploring Psychology, Biology and Practice

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The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century" 
is the definitive guide
to the autism spectrum, introducing
the reader to key concepts and developments in diagnosis,
psychological and biological research, theoretical models,
evidence-based intervention, educational strategies
and family issues.

The book explores: diagnostic principles and practice
and their implications for prevalence; psychological functioning
in autism, including sensory-perceptual, cognitive and
socio-cognitive processes;
genetics and brain function in autism,
nd the neurobiological basis for autism spectrum conditions;
the range of therapeutic approaches available,
including behavioral, communication-based and
'biological' interventions and their evidence base;
educational implications, the options for individuals and families
and the issue of inclusion; how autism affects the family unit;
and, overarching issues
and challenges for research, practice and people.

"The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century" is essential reading
for anyone personally or professionally interested in
autism spectrum conditions, such as individuals on the spectrum
and their families, students and researchers,
clinical practitioners, teachers, social workers and
healthcare professionals

Sisällysluettelo:

Autism : an evolving concept / Ilona Roth

Diagnostic criteria and assessment / Greg Pasco and Ilona Roth

Psychological characteristics / Ilona Roth

Psychological explanations / Ilona Roth

Biological explanations / Rosa Hoekstra and Terry Whatson

Perspectives on intervention / Greg Pasco and Ilona Roth

Education / Chris Barson

Family perspectives / Chris Barson

Challenging issues / Chris Barson.

 

 

Kustantaja: Jessica Kingsley Publishers     
Julkaisupäivä: 15.03.2010    
 Sivuja  345    
Kieli: englanti