A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family by Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner

By Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner

Autism is within the public highlight now greater than ever as new study and data seems nearly day-by-day. even though in lots of methods this can be a confident improvement it additionally provides demanding situations to households and practitioners who are looking to stay alongside of the newest advancements and are left to sift via new info via themselves to determine what's credible and correct for them.Each people wishes a private examine assistant who can ascertain which info we have to be aware of and tell us the way it could impact our day-by-day paintings and the youngsters we live with or serve.

for the reason that we every one don't have our personal learn assistants on employees, i'm extremely joyful to suggest this glorious booklet by way of Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. either one of those gifted specialist leaders have mixed their clinical abilities and realizing of the sphere with nice functional adventure and ideas approximately how learn might be translated into scientific perform. the result's a e-book that gives the easiest and such a lot complete information regarding contemporary medical advancements and a most excellent useful advisor for a way they're being carried out and what we're studying within the technique. the problems are offered in all in their complexity yet translated into language that's transparent, direct, and straightforward to persist with. The structure additionally lends itself to knowing the complicated concerns and their implications via very good charts, query and solution sections, and chapters that adjust from describing diagnostic matters to declaring very in particular the way to extend and overview the prone one is receiving. the great references and lists of extra assets additionally upload significantly to the general package.

As a qualified devoted to figuring out clinical advances and aiding households and lecturers to make use of them so much successfully, i'm more than happy to have an best friend like this ebook to be had. i'm very thankful to the authors for delivering a really credible, functional, and appropriate addition to our box to aid the numerous advocates and family members practitioners to raised comprehend the interesting new advancements and the way they are often carried out in our everyday paintings. these taking the time to learn via this excellent quantity will locate it time good spent that can pay again dividends in lots of assorted ways.

--FOREWORD by means of Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, remedy and schooling of Autistic and similar conversation Handicapped teenagers college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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6. Is childhood disintegrative disorder the same thing as disintegrative psychosis? If so, does that mean it is like schizophrenia? An old term for childhood disintegrative disorder was disintegrative psychosis. This term came to be used at a time when science wasn’t as advanced as it is today; the word psychosis was used in a very broad way. Today, the term psychosis has a very specific meaning; it implies a loss of reality testing and the presence of problems in thinking, such as delusions and hallucinations.

No; by definition the two disorders are distinctive. There is a relatively brief ‘‘autistic-like’’ phase in Rett’s (usually in the preschool years), but after that the conditions are quite different. E1C01_1 07/03/2009 24 24 chapter 1 what is autism? 9. My child has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS but the school has given him the label of autism. Is this okay? Labels used by schools often differ somewhat from those used by medical professionals. These labels also vary considerably from state to state and sometimes within states!

Baron-Cohen, S. (2004). The essential difference: Male and female brains and the truth about autism. New York: Basic Books. Bashe, P. , Kirby, B. , & Attwood, T. (2005). The OASIS guide to Asperger syndrome: Completely revised and updated: Advice, support, insight, and inspiration. New York: Crown. Exkorn, K. (2005). The autism sourcebook: Everything you need to know about diagnosis, treatment, coping, and healing. New York: Regan Books. Fombonne, E. (2005). Epidemiological studies of pervasive developmental disorders.

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