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Essential Clinical Guide to Understanding and Treating Autism

Essential Clinical Guide to Understanding and Treating Autism

Fred R. Volkmar (Editor), Lisa A. Wiesner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-58662-4

Aug 2017

368 pages

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$55.00

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Coauthored by the premier expert on autism in the United States and an experienced academic and practicing pediatrician, this volume provides concise and practical information based on the most up-to-date research and clinical experience for primary care givers around the world. Showing clinicians how to most effectively use evidence-based techniques, this invaluable guide offers primary-care providers access to expert, current research and practice guidelines allowing them to confidently support children who present with symptoms of autism.

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PREFACE vii

CHAPTER 1 What Is Autism: Diagnostic Concepts, Causes, and Current Research 1

CHAPTER 2 Screening and Diagnostic Assessment 25

CHAPTER 3 Approaches to Providing Medical Care 49

CHAPTER 4 Frequent Medical Conditions and Problems 67

CHAPTER 5 Overview of Educational Programs and Interventions 93

CHAPTER 6 Securing Services 121

CHAPTER 7 Autism in Infants and Preschool Children 145

CHAPTER 8 School-Age Children 171

CHAPTER 9 Adolescents and Adults 201

CHAPTER 10 Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems: Issues and Interventions 219

CHAPTER 11 Considering Medications for Behavior and Mental Health Problems 245

CHAPTER 12 Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments 271

CHAPTER 13 Supporting Families 291

APPENDIX 1 Diagnostic Descriptions and Criteria for Autism and Related Pervasive

Developmental Disorders 309

APPENDIX 2 Understanding School and Specialist

Assessment 315

GLOSSARY 331

INDEX 339