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Author: Lisa Dorothea Benaron
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comprehensive overview of autism spectrum disorders, discussing the latest research, possible causes, social, political, and medical debates surrounding its diagnosis, treatment, and origins, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Dorothea Benaron
ISBN: 9780313347634 0313347638
OCLC Number: 232786764
Description: xx, 250 pages : 25 cm
Contents: Autism, AS, and the evolution of the concept of the ASDs --
Screening for ASDs : past, present, and future --
Diagnostic evaluation for ASDs part 1 : getting started --
Diagnostic evaluation for ASDs part 2 : appropriate use of the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Autistic Spectrum Disorders and supplemental tests used in the diagnostic process --
What can statistics tell us about ASDs? --
What causes autism? Part 1 : basic science --
What causes autism? Part 2 : controversial theories and new ways of thinking about ASDs --
Conventional early childhood and educational interventions for ASDs --
CAM approaches to treatment : "biomedical" interventions --
Outcome.
Series Title: Biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Lisa D. Benaron.
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"The author has written this book for a wide audience making it very user-friendly. . . it provides a solid basis for understanding ASD and understanding present interventions." - Adapted Physical Read more...

 
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