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Autism and pervasive developmental disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS) : along with facts about causes, symptoms, assessment, interventions, treatments, and education, tips for family members and teachers on the transition to adulthood ...

Author: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2011.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, along with facts about interventions and treatments, educational guidelines, and coping tips for families. Includes index, glossary, and other resources"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Brennfleck Shannon
ISBN: 9780780811461 0780811461
OCLC Number: 701622802
Description: xx, 635 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Overview Of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) --
1: What are ASD and autistic disorder? --
2: Asperger syndrome (high-functioning autism) --
3: Rett syndrome --
4: Childhood disintegrative disorder --
5: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS) --
6: Statistics on ASD in the United States --
Section 6-1: ASD prevalence is increasing --
Section 6-2: Risk factors and economic costs of ASD --
Section 6-3: Diagnoses of ASD made at earlier ages --
Part 2: Causes And Risk Factors Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorder --
7: Brain dysfunction in ASD --
Section 7-1: Mirror neuron system and autism --
Section 7-2: Environment and the developing brain --
Section 7-3: People with autism have trouble with the distinction between self and others --
Section 7-4: Autism is not a fundamental problem of attention --
Section 7-5: Brain proteins with links to nicotine addiction and autism --
8: Genetics impact ASD --
Section 8-1: Genes involved with autism --
Section 8-2: Spontaneous gene mutations may boost ASD risk --
Section 8-3: Risk of autism tied to genes that influence brain cell connections --
Section 8-4: Silenced gene for social behavior found in autism --
Section 8-5: Gene linked to autism and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders --
Section 8-6: Facial recognition is a distinct genetic skill --
Section 8-7: Possible genetic overlap between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism --
9: Diseases, vaccines, and ASD --
Section 9-1: Can diseases and vaccines cause ASD? --
Section 9-2: Vaccines are not associated with ASD --
Section 9-3: Autism, asthma, inflammation, and the hygiene hypothesis --
Section 9-4: Autism and Fragile X syndrome feature immune signatures --
10: Premature birth and autism --
11: Early development risk factors for ASD --
Part 3: Identifying And Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders --
12: Symptoms of ASD --
Section 12-1: Range of symptoms --
Section 12-2: Autism symptoms emerge in infancy --
Section 12-3: Eye response to light a possible autism biomarker --
Section 12-4: Sensory sensitivity and ASD --
Section 12-5: Regression in autism --
Section 12-6: Challenging behaviors. 13: Developmental screening --
Section 13-1: Developmental milestones --
Section 13-2: Recommendations for routine health care developmental screening --
Section 13-3: Screening tools for early identification of children with ASD --
Section 13-4: Audiological screening --
14: Getting help for developmental delay --
Section 14-1: If you are concerned, act early --
Section 14-2: Discussing concerns parent to parent --
Section 14-3: Sharing concerns with your child's physician --
15: Parent's guide to assessment of ASD --
Section 15-1: Defining assessment --
Section 15-2: Types of ASD assessment --
Section 15-3: Assessment process --
16: Diagnostic criteria for ASD --
17: Medical tests and evaluations used to diagnose ASD --
18: Genetic test for autism --
19: Language in children with ASD --
20: Measuring autistic intelligence --
21: Moving forward after a child is diagnosed with ASD --
Part 4: Conditions That May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders --
22: ASD and communication difficulties --
Section 22-1: Communication problems associated with autism --
Section 22-2: Auditory processing disorder in children --
Section 22-3: Autism spectrum disorders and stuttering --
23: ASD, seizures, and epilepsy --
24: Non-verbal learning disability and asperger syndrome --
25: Co-occurring genetic disorders in people with ASD --
Section 25-1: Angelman syndrome --
Section 25-2: Fragile X syndrome --
Section 25-3: Landau-Kleffner syndrome --
Section 25-4: Mitochondrial disease --
Section 25-5: Moebius syndrome --
Section 25-6: Prader-Willi syndrome --
Section 25-7: Smith-Lemli-Optiz syndrome --
Section 25-8: Tourette syndrome --
Section 25-9: Tuberous sclerosis --
26: Other conditions that may accompany ASD --
Section 26-1: Thin bones and ASD --
Section 26-2: High growth hormones in boys with ASD --
Part 5: Interventions And Treatments For Autism Spectrum Disorder --
27: Choosing professionals and coordinating services --
28: Evidence for ASD interventions --
Section 28-1: Treatment integrity --
Section 28-2: Review of ASD interventions --
Section 28-3: Recommendations for treatment selection --
Section 28-4: Fad treatments are unproven --
29: Early intervention for children with developmental delays --
Section 29-1: Overview of early intervention --
Section 29-2: Early services for ASD --
Section 29-3: Autism intervention for toddlers improves developmental outcomes --
30: Interventions for individuals with asperger syndrome --
31: Behavior therapies often effective for ASD --
Section 31-1: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy --
Section 31-2: ABA therapy at a younger age leads to faster learning --
Section 31-3: Verbal behavior therapy --
Section 31-4: Pivotal response treatment --
Section 31-5: Virtual games teach skills to students with ASD --
32: Communication therapies for ASD --
Section 32-1: What a speech pathologist does --
Section 32-2: Speech and language therapy: a key intervention for persons with ASD --
Section 32-3: Language instruction for children with autism: learning words --
Section 32-4: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) --
33: ASD medications --
Section 33-1: Parent training complements medication for treating behavioral problems in children with pervasive developmental disorders --
Section 33-2: Citalopram no better than placebo treatment for children with ASD --
Section 33-3: Bonding hormone might help some with autism --
34: Treatments for biological and medical conditions associated with ASD --
35: Research studies and ASD --
Section 35-1: Participating in ASD research studies --
Section 35-2: Why some research studies are flawed --
Part 6: Education And Autism Spectrum Disorder --
36: Child's rights to public education --
37: Understanding the special education process --
Section 37-1: Special education overview for parents --
Section 37-2: Individualized Education Plan (IEP) --
Section 37-3: Including children with ASD in regular classrooms --
Section 37-4: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) summary --
38: Tips for teaching students with ASD --
Section 38-1: Instructional approaches to teaching students with ASD --
Section 38-2: Teaching high-functioning students with ASD --
39: Managing challenging ASD behavior --
Section 39-1: What to do when positive reinforcement is not working --
Section 39-2: Practical strategies for responding to challenging behaviors. 40: Social interaction education for students with ASD --
Section 40-1: Understanding special interests and social interactions of children with ASD --
Section 40-2: Outcomes of school-based social skill interventions for children on the autism spectrum --
Section 40-3: Computer-based training may improve social interactions --
41: Teaching lifetime goals to children and adults with ASD --
42: Secondary school experiences of students with ASD --
43: Preparing for postsecondary education --
Part 7: Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Transitioning To Adulthood --
44: Safety in the home --
45: Ensuring support at home --
Section 45-1: Family support models --
Section 45-2: Grandparents play key role in lives of children with ASD --
46: Depression, parenting, and ASD --
47: Toilet training children with ASD --
48: Transition to adulthood for individuals with ASD --
Section 48-1: Transition plan --
Section 48-2: Life skills --
Section 48-3: Legal and financial planning and assistance --
Section 48-4: Transition models for youth with mental health needs --
49: Finding appropriate and affordable housing --
50: Adult autism and employment --
Section 50-1: Choosing vocation and employment --
Section 50-2: Career planning issues --
Section 50-3: Possible job accommodations --
Part 8: Additional Help And Information --
51: Glossary of ASD terms and acronyms --
52: Directory of additional ASD resources --
Index.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Brennfleck Shannon.

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