Clinical Guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Editor/Author Evans, Patricia
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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ISBN: 978-1-60831-269-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

A Clinical Guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders provides primary care health care providers and pediatricians the inclusive, yet succinct, material they need to immediately evaluate and support their patients.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section One: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 1. History
  • 2. Current Thoughts Regarding the Neurobiology of Autism
  • 3. Changing Demographics of Autism in the United States
  • 4. Incorporating People with Autism within the Primary Care Practice
  • Section Two: Symptom-Based Assessment
  • 5. Algorithm for the Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 6. Developmental Delays: Speech, Motor, Social, and Global
  • 7. Odd Behaviors
  • 8. Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Regression
  • 9. Vegetative Disturbances: Sleep, Eating, and Elimination Problems
  • 10. Epilepsy and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 11. Psychiatric Problems and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 12. Genetic and Environmental Syndromes Associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • 13. Individuals with Exceptional Gifts and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Autistic Savants
  • 14. Adults Living with an Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis
  • 15. Ethical Considerations in the Primary Medical Care of Individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Section Three: Therapeutic Approaches
  • 16. Environmental Approaches
  • 17. Nonpharmacologic Therapeutic Options
  • 18. Pharmaceutical Approaches
  • 19. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Section Four: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Public School
  • 20. Assessment: Making the Diagnosis
  • 21. Medical Statements That May Help Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom
  • 22. Finding Ways to Help Families Navigate the Public School System
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A Resources for Clinicians/Resources for Families
  • Appendix B Autism Resources
  • Appendix C Behavior Based Handouts
  • Appendix D School Interactions
  • Appendix E Medical Statement That May Help Children With ASD in the Classroom
  • Appendix F Keywords and Abbreviation Guide
  • Bibliography