Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism




This volume, the first in the series, explores the high-functioning group of people within the spectrum of autism disorders. It is the culmination of over a decade of clinical work and research, including the most current information available about this group. This book explores:
the history of high-functioning autism;
diagnosis of the disorder;
assessment; and
treatment for the individual and their families.
Written in a style that is accessible to both seasoned clinicians and concerned lay persons, Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism is a unique resource.



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Date de parution 01 janvier 2001
Nombre de visites sur la page 25
EAN13 0306476797
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Langue English

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1.Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Introduction History Kanner’s Original Paper Asperger’s Original Paper Similarities Between Kanner and Asperger Biases, Cultural Norms, and Referral Samples Differences Between Kanner’s and Asperger’s Descriptions Other Names for Similar Groups Asperger Syndrome Before Wing’s Paper Wing’s Contributions Other Early Reports of Higher Functioning Autism The Role of the DSM Summary and Conclusion
2. Diagnosis and Classification Introduction Common Elements in DSMIV Criteria for Asperger Syndrome and Autism Qualitative Impairment in Reciprocal Social Interaction Restricted Repetitive and Stereotyped Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities Primary Difference in DSMIV Criteria for Asperger Syndrome and Autism Additional Aspects of AS in DSMIV
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Current Perspectives on the Relationship of Autism and AS Diagnosis of Related Disorders Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Semantic–Pragmatic Disorder Schizoid Personality Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) Pervasive Developmental DisorderNot Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS) Summary and Conclusion
3. Psychological Assessment of Asperger Syndrome Introduction Goals of Psychological Assessment Diagnosis Intervention Planning Psychological Assessment Procedures Parent Interviews Observation and Informal Interviews Formal Testing Summary of Recommendations for Assessment After the Assessment Summary and Conclusions Appendix Cognitive Tests Academic Achievement Tests Adaptive Behavior Tests Checklists and Rating Scales Tests of Executive Function Other Tests
4. Interventions Introduction Theoretical Foundations of the TEACCH Structured Teaching Method for Autism Spectrum Disorders Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Individual Observation and Planning Implications of AS/HFA for Designing Interventions Additional Principles of Intervention AgeSpecific Interventions Social Issues Academic Issues Behavior Problems and Emotional Issues Transition to Adulthood Research Literature Summary and Conclusion Additional Resources Appendix Outline of a Social Story Explaining AS/HFA
5. Final Thoughts The Autism Spectrum Divisions Within the Autism Spectrum What Is in a Name?
Epilogue References Index
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