Coauthored by the premier expert on autism in the United States and an experienced academic and practicing pediatrician, this volume provides concise and practical information based on the most up-to-date research and clinical experience for primary care givers around the world. Showing clinicians how to most effectively use evidence-based techniques, this invaluable guide offers primary-care providers access to expert, current research and practice guidelines allowing them to confidently support children who present with symptoms of autism.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What is Autism: History, Causes, and Current Research
Chapter 2 Screening and Diagnostic Assessment
Chapter 3 Approaches to Providing Medical Care
Chapter 4 Frequent Medical Conditions and Problems
Chapter 5 Working with Attorneys and Other Referral Sources
Chapter 6 Securing Services
Chapter 7 Infants and Preschool Children
Chapter 8 School-Aged Children
Chapter 9 Adolescents and Adults
Chapter 10 Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems: issues and Interventions
Chapter 11 Considering Medications for Behavioral and Mental Health Problems
Chapter 12 Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Chapter 13 Supporting Families
Fred R. Volkmar, M. D. is the Director of the Child Study Center, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, and is the primary author of the American Psychiatric Associations DSM-IV section on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Dr. Volkmar is the director of Autism research at Yale and the coauthor of a number of books, including The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 3rd edition (Wiley 2005). The fourth edition is forthcoming.
Lisa A. Wiesner, M.D. is a pediatrician in private practice in Orange, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Yale. She is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale.