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Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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"Autism" describes a complex developmental disability that interferes with social interaction and communication. Symptoms of autism are generally recognizable when children are under the age of three. Until the 1990s, rates for autism were generally estimated at 1 in 2500. In 2010, however, the estimate is now 1 in 110 children. Is the incidence of autism increasing, or has there simply been a shift in how often this disability is diagnosed as the problem?

This text provides a comprehensive explanation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook educates readers about ASD without relying on confusing medical jargon, highlighting current understanding of etiology, neuroscience, and intervention. It also discusses the historical and cultural influences of ASD and explores the controversial aspects of autism.

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Written in plain language for parents, teachers, and care givers, this handbook explores symptoms and interventions for ASD, discusses historical and cultural influences, and sorts out controversies related to vaccines, facilitated communication, and diets and other alternative treatments. There is also information on worldwide and cultural perspectives, prevalence rates, and cultural issues in treatment choice and access to services. The book includes a detailed chronology and biographical sketches of important researchers and spokespeople, plus key facts and data. Some of the documents and other primary source material provided are diagnostic criteria, summaries of research studies, and guidelines for evaluating interventions. A 30-page directory lists private, professional, government, and university-based organizations and supplies annotated lists of print and nonprint resources. Bernier and Gerdts are affiliated with the University of Washington. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This handbook provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.

Synopsis:

• Presents diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association manual

• Contains quotations and excerpts from scientific literature and text from court proceedings related to the Vaccine Injury Program

• Includes a chronology of important events in the field of autism, beginning in 1910 when the word "autism" was first used

• 12 charts, figures, and graphs illustrate autism diagnosis, neuroscience, treatment, prevalence, and cultural factors

• Includes reference bibliographies at the end of each chapter, as well as a chapter of annotated print and nonprint resources related to autism

Synopsis:

• Provides a general overview for readers regarding the current state of knowledge of autism spectrum disorders

• Explores historical and current controversies that plague the field of autism

• Examines autism through a cultural lens, including discussions of diagnostic rates across ethnicities, nations, and cultural groups

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598843347
Author:
Bernier, Raphael
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Author:
Varley, Jennifer
Author:
Gerdts, Jennifer
Author:
Raphael Bernier Ph.D.
Subject:
Psychopathology - Autism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Psychology-Autism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Contemporary World Issues
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.10x5.90x1.20 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This handbook provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.
"Synopsis" by , • Presents diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association manual

• Contains quotations and excerpts from scientific literature and text from court proceedings related to the Vaccine Injury Program

• Includes a chronology of important events in the field of autism, beginning in 1910 when the word "autism" was first used

• 12 charts, figures, and graphs illustrate autism diagnosis, neuroscience, treatment, prevalence, and cultural factors

• Includes reference bibliographies at the end of each chapter, as well as a chapter of annotated print and nonprint resources related to autism

"Synopsis" by , • Provides a general overview for readers regarding the current state of knowledge of autism spectrum disorders

• Explores historical and current controversies that plague the field of autism

• Examines autism through a cultural lens, including discussions of diagnostic rates across ethnicities, nations, and cultural groups

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