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The Handbook of Autism : A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Maureen Aarons

The Handbook of Autism

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Hardcover Published: 13th May 1999
ISBN: 9780415160346
Number Of Pages: 160

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Featuring new case studies that reflect the extent and variability of autism, and an updated appendix of useful addresses, this new edition of "The Handbook of Autism" brings up to date the relevant and practical information of the first edition. It examines the latest thinking on diagnosis, management, education, and medical aspects of the condition, and explores areas of special difficulty such as social understanding and communication. The authors describe their developmental approach to the assessment of autism in individual children and clarify the essential issues concerning recognition of the disorder, permitting parents and professionals to reach a better mutual understanding. This book is essential reading for parents of autistic children and an invaluable aid to all professionals involved in their education and welfare.

Author's note Foreword
Introduction
The Variable Picture of Autism
The History of Autism
What Causes Autism?
Problems of Diagnoses
Understanding Autism: Assessing the Autistic Child
Practical Considerations - Management and Counselling
Speech and Language: Communication Development in Autistic Children
Educating Autistic Children
Growing up - What lies Beyond?
A Postscript - Alternative Treatments and Cures for Autism?
Appendices
References and Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780415160346
ISBN-10: 0415160340
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition