Completely revised with the latest research and clinical strategies, this is
the authoritative volume on Asperger syndrome (now part of DSM-5 autism spectrum
disorder). Considered the definitive reference since its initial publication,
the book focuses on how to assess each child or adolescent's needs and provide
effective interventions in the areas of communication, behavior, and academic
and vocational functioning. The neural and genetic bases of autism spectrum
disorders are also explored.
New to This Edition
- Expanded coverage of evidence-based assessment and treatment, including two chapters on behavioral interventions.
- Addresses challenges in the transition to new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5.
- Chapters on neuropsychological advances, the transition to higher education, and forensic issues.
- Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.
- Asperger Syndrome: An Overview, Fred R. Volkmar, Ami Klin, and James McPartland
- Evidence-Based Assessment of Asperger Syndrome: A Selective Review of Screening and Diagnostic Instruments, Jonathan M. Campbell, Carrah L. James, and Sarah F. Vess
- Neuropsychological Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, Katherine D. Tsatsanis
- Communication in Asperger Syndrome, Rhea Paul, Rebecca Landa, and Elizabeth Simmons
- Treatment and Intervention Guidelines for Asperger Syndrome, Fred R. Volkmar, Ami Klin, and James McPartland
- Addressing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome: Implementing Individualized Supports across Social Partners and Contexts, Emily Rubin
- Behavioral Treatments for Asperger Syndrome, Brenda Smith Myles, Kai-Chien Tien, Hyo Jung Lee, Yu-Chi Chou, and Sheila M. Smith
- Frameworks for Behavioral Interventions to Improve Peer Relationships and the Management of Emotions in Asperger Syndrome, Tony Attwood
- Psychopharmacological Treatment of Asperger Syndrome, Alexander Westphal, Dana Kober, Avery Voos, and Fred R. Volkmar
- Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence and Adulthood, Michael D. Powers and James W. Loomis
- Transition to Higher Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jane Thierfeld Brown and Lorraine Wolf
- Asperger Syndrome and Forensic Issues, Marc Woodbury-Smith
- Social Brain Function and Its Development: New Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorders, Kevin A. Pelphrey, Brent C. Vander Wyk, Sarah Shultz, and Caitlin M. Hudac
- Genetics of Asperger Syndrome, Susan E. Folstein
James C. McPartland, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, and Associate Director of the Developmental Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. McPartland's research focuses on the clinical neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders from infancy through adulthood. He is a recipient of honors including the Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition and a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the NARSAD Atherton Young Investigator Award, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Autism Research, and the Klerman Prize for Exceptional Achievement in Clinical Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Ami Klin, PhD, is Director of the Marcus Autism Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor and Chief of the Division of Autism and Related Disabilities at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and a faculty member at Emory's Center for Translational Social Neuroscience. He formerly was Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, where he directed the Autism Program. Dr. Klin's research focuses on the social development and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders from infancy through adulthood. He directs the National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University, which includes genetic, social, and behavioral neuroscience studies in human infants and in model systems.
Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He is the author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books, and serves as Editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.