Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner's A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family PDF

By Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner

ISBN-10: 0470502614

ISBN-13: 9780470502617

Autism is within the public highlight now greater than ever as new examine and data seems to be virtually day-by-day. even supposing in lots of methods this can be a confident improvement it additionally provides demanding situations to households and practitioners who are looking to stay alongside of the newest advancements and are left to sift via new info through themselves to determine what's credible and appropriate for them.Each folks wishes a private examine assistant who can confirm which details we have to be aware of and tell us the way it may well have an effect on our day-by-day paintings and the kids we live with or serve.

considering that we every one don't have our personal study assistants on employees, i'm extremely joyful to suggest this excellent e-book by way of Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. either one of those proficient specialist leaders have mixed their clinical talents and knowing of the sphere with nice sensible event and ideas approximately how examine should be translated into scientific perform. the result's a ebook that offers the easiest and such a lot complete information regarding contemporary clinical advancements and a ultimate useful advisor for the way they're being carried out and what we're studying within the technique. the problems are offered in all in their complexity yet translated into language that's transparent, direct, and simple to keep on with. The structure additionally lends itself to realizing the advanced matters and their implications via very good charts, query and resolution sections, and chapters that change from describing diagnostic concerns to mentioning very particularly how you can extend and review the companies one is receiving. the excellent references and lists of extra assets additionally upload drastically to the general package.

As a certified devoted to knowing medical advances and assisting households and academics to make use of them so much successfully, i'm very happy to have an best friend like this publication on hand. i'm very thankful to the authors for offering a truly credible, sensible, and proper addition to our box to aid the various advocates and relatives practitioners to raised comprehend the intriguing new advancements and the way they are often carried out in our day after day paintings. these taking the time to learn via this magnificent quantity will locate it time good spent that can pay again dividends in lots of varied ways.

--FOREWORD through Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, remedy and schooling of Autistic and similar conversation Handicapped kids college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Sometimes individuals seem to be much less severely affected; it seems likely that this happens in some special circumstances, for example, as a result of spontaneous genetic change not inherited from the parents. ). These problems included stereotyped movement, abnormal speech, and social problems. Hyperactivity, aggression, and other behavior difficulties have also been reported. In studies of individuals with autism, about 1–2% also have tuberous sclerosis; this figure is higher only if individuals with autism and seizures are included (about 8–12% of such cases may have tuberous sclerosis).

In the early studies there was not careful attention to appropriate controls or to diagnosis of autism. Recent research indicates that between 1% and 2% of individuals with autism have fragile X; this rate is not much different from what would be expected from any sample of children with mild intellectual disability—that about 1% of individuals with fragile X have autism. Thus, although it remains important to consider testing for fragile X, the rate of the condition in autism is relatively small and accounts for only a very small subgroup of children with autism.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 28, 457–463. Volkmar, F. , & State, M. (2005). Childhood disintegrative disorder. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, A. Klin, & D. , pp. 70–86). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Volkmar, F. , & Cohen, D. ). (2005). ) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Wetherby, A. , & Prizant, B. M. (2000). Autism spectrum disorders: A transactional developmental perspective. Baltimore, MD: Brookes. Whitman, T. L. (2004). The development of autism: A self-regulatory perspective. London: Jessica Kingsley.

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