Health Reference Series: Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1656-5
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) includes autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Studies indicate that the prevalence of these neurodevelopmental disabilities, which cause significant problems with social interaction and communication, is increasing.

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Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Part I: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 1—What Are Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autistic Disorder?
    • Chapter 2—Asperger Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism)
    • Chapter 3—Rett Syndrome
    • Chapter 4—Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    • Chapter 5—Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States
    • Part II: Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 6—Causes and Risk Factors for Autism
    • Chapter 7—Early Brain Development and ASD
    • Chapter 8—Genetics Impact Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 8.1—Is Autism Inherited?
    • Section 8.2—Genes Involved with Autism
    • Section 8.3—Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism
    • Section 8.4—Oxytocin Affects Facial Recognition
    • Section 8.5—Gene Disruptions Associated with Autism Risk
    • Section 8.6—Autism Shares Genetic Roots with Other Mental Disorders
    • Section 8.7—Where Toddlers Look Is Affected by Genes and Altered in Autism
    • Chapter 9—Diseases, Vaccines, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 9.1—Can Diseases and Vaccines Cause ASD?
    • Section 9.2—The Facts on Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety
    • Section 9.3—No Link between MMR Vaccine and Autism
    • Chapter 10—Autism and the Environment
    • Chapter 11—Premature Birth and Autism
    • Chapter 12—Early Development Risk Factors for ASD
    • Chapter 13—Assisted Reproductive Technology and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Part III: Identifying and Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 14—Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 14.1—Range of Symptoms
    • Section 14.2—Autism Symptoms Emerge in Infancy
    • Section 14.3—Eye Response during Infancy for Autism
    • Chapter 15—Developmental Screening
    • Section 15.1—Developmental Milestones
    • Section 15.2—Recommendations for Routine Healthcare Developmental Screening
    • Section 15.3—Screening Tools for Early Identification of Children with ASD
    • Section 15.4—Audiological Screening
    • Section 15.5—Observing Child's Development through Play
    • Section 15.6—Early Brain Changes May Help Predict Autism among High-Risk Infants
    • Section 15.7—Neuroimaging Technique May Help Predict Autism among High-Risk Infants
    • Section 15.8—Progress toward Earlier Diagnosis
    • Chapter 16—Getting Help for Developmental Delay
    • Section 16.1—If You Are Concerned, Act Early
    • Section 16.2—Sharing Concerns with Your Child's Physician
    • Chapter 17—ASD Assessment
    • Chapter 18—Diagnostic Criteria for ASD
    • Chapter 19—Medical Tests and Evaluations Used to Diagnose ASD
    • Chapter 20—Genetic Test for Autism
    • Chapter 21—Speech and Language Developmental Milestones
    • Chapter 22—Measuring Autistic Intelligence
    • Part IV: Conditions That May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 23—Autism Spectrum Disorder and Communication Difficulties
    • Section 23.1—Communication Problems Associated with Autism
    • Section 23.2—Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
    • Section 23.3—Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering
    • Chapter 24—ASD, Seizures, and Epilepsy
    • Chapter 25—Nonverbal Learning Disability and Asperger Syndrome
    • Chapter 26—Co-Occurring Genetic Disorders in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Section 26.1—Angelman Syndrome
    • Section 26.2—Fragile X Syndrome
    • Section 26.3—Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
    • Section 26.4—Mitochondrial Disease
    • Section 26.5—Moebius Syndrome
    • Section 26.6—Prader-Willi Syndrome
    • Section 26.7—Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
    • Section 26.8—Tourette Syndrome
    • Section 26.9—Tuberous Sclerosis
    • Chapter 27—Autism Affects Functioning of Entire Brain
    • Chapter 28—Other Conditions That May Accompany Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Section 28.1—Thin Bones and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 28.2—High Growth Hormones in Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 28.3—Unhealthy Weight in the U.S. Adolescents with Autism
    • Section 28.4—Childhood Vision Impairment, Hearing Loss, and Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Part V: Interventions and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 29—What Are Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions?
    • Chapter 30—Evidence for ASD Interventions
    • Chapter 31—Early Intervention for Children with Developmental Delays
    • Section 31.1—Overview of Early Intervention
    • Section 31.2—Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder Made at Earlier Ages
    • Section 31.3—Early Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 31.4—Autism Intervention for Toddlers Improves Developmental Outcomes
    • Section 31.5—Challenging Behaviors
    • Chapter 32—Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 33—Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 34—Communication Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 34.1—Language Instruction for Children with Autism: Learning Words
    • Section 34.2—Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    • Section 34.3—Assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders
    • Chapter 35—Therapists for Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 35.1—Speech-Language Pathologists
    • Section 35.2—Occupational Therapists
    • Chapter 36—Autism Spectrum Disorders Medications
    • Section 36.1—Parent Training Complements Medication for Treating Behavioral Problems in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    • Section 36.2—Citalopram No Better than Placebo Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 37—Web Technology for Behavioral Deficit of Autism
    • Chapter 38—Research Studies and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 38.1—Participating in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Studies
    • Section 38.2—Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals
    • Section 38.3—Children's Visual Engagement Is Heritable and Altered in Autism
    • Section 38.4—Delayed Walking May Signal Spontaneous Gene Anomalies in Autism
    • Chapter 39—False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism
    • Part VI: Education and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 40—Understanding the Special Education Process
    • Section 40.1—Autism Awareness and Acceptance in Early Childhood Education
    • Section 40.2—504 Education Plans
    • Section 40.3—Individualized Education Plan
    • Section 40.4—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Summary
    • Section 40.5—Free Appropriate Public Education under Section 504
    • Section 40.6—Protection of Student Education under Section 504
    • Section 40.7—Including Children with ASD in Regular Classrooms
    • Chapter 41—Classroom Management for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 42—Social Interaction Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 43—Secondary School Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Chapter 44—Preparing for Postsecondary Education
    • Part VII: Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transitioning to Adulthood
    • Chapter 45—Managing Challenging Autism Spectrum Disorders Behaviors
    • Chapter 46—Safety and Children with Disabilities
    • Chapter 47—Home Modifications for People with Autism
    • Chapter 48—Grandparents Play Key Role in Lives of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Chapter 49—Pets for Easing Social Anxiety in Kids with Autism
    • Chapter 50—Feeding Problems and Toilet Training for Children with ASD
    • Chapter 51—Practical Oral Care for People with ASD
    • Chapter 52—Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Section 52.1—Transition Plan
    • Section 52.2—Federal Agency Activities Related to Transition for Autism
    • Section 52.3—Legal and Financial Planning Related to Transition for Autism
    • Chapter 53—Finding Appropriate and Affordable Housing
    • Chapter 54—Adult Autism and Employment
    • Section 54.1—Employment Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Section 54.2—Disability Employment
    • Section 54.3—Self-Employment for People with Disabilities
    • Chapter 55—The Affordable Care Act and Autism and Related Conditions
    • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
    • Chapter 56—Acronyms and Glossary of Autism Spectrum Disorder Terms
    • Chapter 57—Directory of Additional ASD Resources