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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues

Second Edition


© 2017 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the 'autistic spectrum'? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people with this condition?

Following on from the popular provocative first edition, the Second Edition answers these questions with the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders, exploring theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels to methods of assessment, intervention, education and support.

Already popular as an introductory text for those wanting to know more about autism as well as a source of basic information and references for those familiar with the field, this newly updated and enhanced book is invaluable for students, professionals and even families.
 
PART I: WHAT IS AUTISM?
 
Chapter 1 Historical Background
 
Chapter 2 Current Concept and Definition
 
Chapter 3 The Fuller Picture: Shared Characteristics
 
Chapter 4 The Fuller Picture: Sources of Diversity
 
Chapter 5 Facts and Figures: Epidemiology and Lifespan Development
 
PART II: WHAT CAUSES AUTISM?
 
Chapter 6 A Framework for Explaining Autism
 
Chapter 7 Root Causes
 
Chapter 8 Brain Bases
 
Chapter 9. Proximal Causes 1: Diagnostic Behaviours
 
Chapter 10. Proximal Causes 2: Additional Shared Characteristics and Major Specifiers
 
PART III: PRACTICAL ISSUES
 
Chapter 11. Assessment, Diagnosis and Screening
 
Chapter 12. Intervention
 
Chapter 13. Care

A detailed book of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and will be used in accordance with the Cache specification for students on level 3.

Ms Darian Rees-Lewis
Childhood Studies, Coleg Gwent
October 24, 2018

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