ERIC Number: ED468328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Autism: Clinical and Research Issues.
Accardo, Pasquale J., Ed.; Magnusen, Christy, Ed.; Capute, Arnold J., Ed.
This text examines the characteristics that define autism: impairments in communication; abnormal social development; and clinically significant odd behaviors. Specific chapters include: (1) Neural Mechanisms in Autism (Andrew W. Zimmerman and Barry Gordon); (2) Epidemiology of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Current Controversies (Peter Szatmari and Jeremy Goldberg); (3) Clinical Practice Guidelines: The New York State Experience (Donna M. Noyes-Grosser); (4) A Neuropsychological Approach to Language Intervention in Autistic Children (Michelle Dunn and Mary Joan Sebastian); (5) Stereotypies and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism (Marco A. Grados and Daria McCarthy); (6) Diagnostic Issues in Autism (Pasquale J. Accardo); (7) Experimental Design and Cumulative Research in Early Behavioral Intervention (O. Ivar Lovaas); (8) Pragmatic Language Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Rebecca Landa), which discusses assessment of pragmatic language skills, intervention, and instructional methods; (9) The Savant Syndrome in Autism (Darold A. Treffert); (10) The Broad Autism Phenotype (Joseph Piven); (11) Seizures, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, and Autistic Regression: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment (John F. Mantovani); (12) Neuropharmacological Therapy in Autism (Andrew W. Zimmerman and others); (13) Parent and Family Issues: Stress and Knowledge (Martin A. Kozloff and John S. Rice), which discusses areas and benefits of family participation, behavior modification approaches, and evaluating a childs education program; and (14) Autism: Summary of Selected Decisions (Brooke R. Whitted). (Individual chapters contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Children, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Court Litigation, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Family Problems, Federal Legislation, Infants, Language Impairments, Neuropsychology, Parent Child Relationship, Seizures, Stress Variables, Student Placement, Student Rights, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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