Autism: The Facts (The Facts Series)

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9780192623270: Autism: The Facts (The Facts Series)

Coping with a diagnosis of autism can be a troubling and confusing experience for parents. Ignorance of this bewildering disorder can provoke difficult decision-making for parents and physicians alike. What causes autism? What happens to children with autism when they grow up? Does autism run in families? What kind of educational setting is best? In this accessible, comprehensive book, the authors have discovered the questions on the minds of parents and professionals, and have attempted to answer them. Autism is a puzzling disorder. It begins in early childhood, and disrupts many aspects of development, leaving the child unable to form social relationships or communicate in the usual way. This fascinating book explains in a clear, straightforward manner what is known about the condition. Helpful appendices identify organizations and resource providers concerned with autism. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis of autism, its biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available.

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Simon Baron-Cohen is at University of London. Patrick Bolton is at University of London.


'This book provides realistic practical insight and understanding ... Much of the information which may take parents many years to assemble is simply explained in a readable manner ... it will provide parents with the information ... to make informed decisions in relation to the problematic behaviour that tends to be exhibited by autistic individuals ... the book can provide valuable backup when dealing with officialdom in relation to education and the general welfare of all concerned.' J.W. and V.F. van Dok, ACPP Review and Newsletter, Volume 16, number 2, March 1994

'The authors' stated aim was to provide a readable version of scientific facts about autism, and they have accomplished this goal well. Because the scope of information covered in this book is broad, it provides an excellent general introduction to issues related to autism ... this book should be considered a valuable resource, especially for parents of newly diagnosed children ... fills an important gap by providing a complete and scientifically based account of autism that is accessible to parents and the general public.' Kerry Hogan and Wendy Stone, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1994

`easy to understand and read ... It is a valuable resource for parents of newly diagnosed chidren, their relatives and others dealing with their child ... when we next have a student in the clinic this will be on their book list as an introduction to the topic, and hopefully as a stimulus to further reading.' Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, Aug 1997

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Baron-Cohen, Simon, Bolton, Patrick
Editorial: Oxford University Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0192623273 ISBN 13: 9780192623270
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Oxford University Press, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110192623273

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