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Title Autistic spectrum disorders [electronic resource] : educational and clinical interventions / edited by Tim Wahlberg, Festus Obiakor, Sandra Burkhardt, and Anthony F. Rotatori
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : JAI, 2001
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (ix, 302 p.) : ill
Series Advances in special education, 0270-4013 ; v. 14
Advances in special education ; v. 14
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This work is concerned with the study of children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders(ASD). The book provides theoretical, educational and clinical perspectives related to this disorder. The perspectives discussed are based upon past and present theories of autism, educational practices since the 1970s and recent clinical innovations. The term ASD recognizes that this is a very heterogeneous disorder that encompasses the classic autistic disorder and milder variants such as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Presently, there exists agrowing need for information to understandthe complex educational and mental health needs of individuals with ASD. The content of this book is directed at meeting this need. For example, Section I ofthis book provides the reader with information concerned with theoretical foundations on the disorder and includes chapters on cognitive theories and symptomology of autism and neurological implications of autism to the ageing process. Section II provides the reader with educational best practices and includes chapters on pre-service and in-service training of teachers, successful curriculum innovations, and multicultural concerns. Section III of the book provides the reader with recent effective clinical practices and includes chapters on assessment, counselling techniques for individuals with ASD, a model of how to work with parents of children with ASD, psychotropic medication managementconcerns, and a comprehensive interview with an adult with ASD. The book also contains a new theoretical model to ASD which is entitled"The Control Theory of Autism"
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Link Print version: Autistic spectrum disorders. Amsterdam ; New York :JAI, 2001 9780762308187 (OCoLC)49526511
Subject Autistic children -- Education
Autism in children -- Treatment
Teaching of autistic students. bicssc
Education -- Special Education -- Mental Disabilities. bisacsh
Alt Author Wahlberg, Tim
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