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Essential Clinical Guide to Understanding and Treating Autism. Wiley Essential Clinical Guides to Understanding and Treating Issues of Child Mental Health

  • ID: 2638653
  • Book
  • September 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Offers Primary–Care Providers Access to Expert, Current Research and Practice Guidelines Allowing Them to Confidently Support Children Who Present with Symptoms of Autism

Coauthored by the premier expert on autism in the United States and an experienced academic and practicing pediatrician, this volume provides concise and practical information based on the most up–to–date research and clinical experience for primary caregivers around the world.

- In an environment full of contesting theories and advice, this book provides the gold standard of current research and practice for primary care providers
- Shows clinicians how to most effectively use evidence–based techniques
- Links to video lectures by Dr. Volkmar provided

Topic covered include:

- Screening and Diagnosis
- Associated Medical Conditions
- Providing Medical Care
- Working with Families and Schools
- Behavioral Issues and Interventions
- Medications
- Changes with Age

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PREFACE vii

CHAPTER 1 What Is Autism: Diagnostic Concepts, Causes, and Current Research 1

CHAPTER 2 Screening and Diagnostic Assessment 25

CHAPTER 3 Approaches to Providing Medical Care 49

CHAPTER 4 Frequent Medical Conditions and Problems 67

CHAPTER 5 Overview of Educational Programs and Interventions 93

CHAPTER 6 Securing Services 121

CHAPTER 7 Autism in Infants and Preschool Children 145

CHAPTER 8 School–Age Children 171

CHAPTER 9 Adolescents and Adults 201

CHAPTER 10 Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems: Issues and Interventions 219

CHAPTER 11 Considering Medications for Behavior and Mental Health Problems 245

CHAPTER 12 Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments 271

CHAPTER 13 Supporting Families 291

APPENDIX 1 Diagnostic Descriptions and Criteria for Autism and Related Pervasive

Developmental Disorders 309

APPENDIX 2 Understanding School and Specialist

Assessment 315

GLOSSARY 331

INDEX 339

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Fred R. Volkmar
Lisa A. Wiesner
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