A comprehensive view of all information presently available about autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, drawing on findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplinespsychiatry, psychology, neurobiology and pediatrics. This book covers descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, biological contributions, intervention techniques and legal and social issues
Partial Table of Contents:
DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION.
Rett's Syndrome: A Pervasive Developmental Disorder (R. Van Acker).
DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR.
Social Development in Autism (F. Volkmar et al.).
Autism in Infancy and Early Childhood (W. Stone).
Neurological Aspects of Autism (N. Minshew, et al.).
Behavioral Assessment of Individuals with Autism (M. Powers).
Behavioral Interventions (J. Bregman & J. Gerdtz).
Working with Families (L. Marcus, et al.).
Routine Health Care (R. Lacamera & A. Lacamera).
PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVES.
Coping with the Diagnosis of Autism (B. Siegel).
Ethical Issues in Research and Treatment (A. Klin & D. Cohen).
Classification and Causal Issues in Autism (I. Rapin).
Perspectives on Social Impairment (L. Waterhouse & D. Fein).
Canada (P. Szatmari).
Spain (J. Fuentes).
A Sibling's Perspective on Autism (J. Konidaris).