A Clinical Guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders

A Clinical Guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders

By: Patricia Evans (author), Mary Ann Morris (author)Paperback

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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. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have a wide and sometimes confusing presentation, and this text covers the recognition, evaluation, and multi-disciplinary approach to the management of ASD. Readers will benefit not only from the brief review of the biology and demographics of autism, but also from its common sense approach and practical suggestions for clinical settings. A companion website features the fully searchable text and printable patient handouts.

Contents

Foreword ivPreface vAcknowledgments viiSection One: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders1. History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32. Current Thoughts Regarding the Neurobiology of Autism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103. Changing Demographics of Autism in the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144. Incorporating People with Autism within the Primary Care Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Section Two: Symptom-Based Assessment5. Algorithm for the Evaluation and Management of Individuals withAutistic Spectrum Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216. Developmental Delays: Speech, Motor, Social, and Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297. Odd Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368. Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Regression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439. Vegetative Disturbances: Sleep, Eating, and Elimination Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4610. Epilepsy and Autistic Spectrum Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5011. Psychiatric Problems and Autistic Spectrum Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5312. Genetic and Environmental SyndromesAssociated with Autistic Spectrum Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5613. Individuals with Exceptional Gifts and AutisticSpectrum Disorders: Autistic Savants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6214. Adults Living with an Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6415. Ethical Considerations in the Primary Medical Care ofIndividuals with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Section Three: Therapeutic Approaches16. Environmental Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7317. Nonpharmacologic Therapeutic Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7618. Pharmaceutical Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7919. Complementary and Alternative Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86Section Four: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Public School20. Assessment: Making the Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9121. Medical Statements That May Help Children withAutistic Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9822. Finding Ways to Help Families Navigate the Public School System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 AppendicesAppendix A Resources for Clinicians/Resources for Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103Appendix B Autism Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105Appendix C Behavior Based Handouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Appendix D School Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109Appendix E Medical Statement That May Help Children With ASD inthe Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110Appendix F Keywords and Abbreviation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112Bibliography 113Index 115

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781608312696
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781608312696
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1608312690

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