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Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders : Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Intervention - Tony Charman

Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Intervention

By: Tony Charman (Editor), Wendy L. Stone (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th January 2008
ISBN: 9781593857134
Number Of Pages: 348

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From leading clinical researchers, this book presents important advances in understanding and treating the early social-communication difficulties that are hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is grounded in current findings on typically and atypically developing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Contributors highlight the connections between ASD and impairments in joint attention, communication and language, play, and imitation. They review approaches to supporting children's functioning in each area, along with evidence-based screening and assessment strategies. Valuable advice is offered on matching treatment to individual children's needs. The book also explores the developmental and neurobiological processes that underlie social-communication deficits in ASD.

"Charman and Stone have recruited foremost authorities to summarize in clear and considerable detail what the science shows, the clinical implications of existing knowledge, and the directions toward which we need to move in future research. This book is destined to be a truly influential contribution for autism researchers, clinicians, graduate students, and policymakers seeking to ground their decisions in scientific evidence." - Samuel L. Odom, School of Education, Indiana University, USA "This book is a must-have for the bookshelves of graduate students, clinicians, and researchers specializing in autism... A phenomenal resource." - APA PsycCRITIQUES "The most important, ambitious, and exciting volume to be published on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the last several years. The volume brings together leading scholars and researchers whose work has led to revolutionary changes in early diagnosis and innovative, effective intervention... Taken together, the chapters demonstrate the feasibility of identifying every toddler at risk and providing interventions to significantly reduce the severity of symptoms and promote language acquisition." - Helen Tager-Flusberg, Lab of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston University School of Medicine, USA "'This work would be an appropriate text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in developmental psychopathology, social development, and developmental cognitive neuroscience.' "- Deborah Fein, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA

Assessment and Diagnosisp. 1
Understanding and Measuring Social Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 3
Early Diagnosis of Children with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 35
Screening and Surveillancep. 61
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Populations: Progress, Challenges, and Questions for Future Research and Practicep. 63
Early Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Clinical Practice Settingsp. 88
Evidence-Based Interventionsp. 115
Treatment of Responding to and Initiating Joint Attentionp. 117
Evidence-Based Interventions for Language Development in Young Children with Autismp. 143
Promoting Social Reciprocity and Symbolic Representation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Designing Quality Peer Play Interventionsp. 180
Imitation: Some Cues for Intervention Approaches in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 219
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Children with Autismp. 236
Developmental and Neurobiological Issuesp. 267
A Developmental Approach to Understanding Atypical Developmentp. 269
The Neural Basis of Early Joint-Attention Behaviorp. 296
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9781593857134
ISBN-10: 1593857136
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 14th January 2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.5