This international collection provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) by well-known experts in the field, stressing the importance of early diagnosis and a good working relationship between parents and professionals. The contributors cover a wide range of aspects of ASDs, from early assessment techniques, neurodevelopment and brain function to language development, executive function and genetic research. They explore how individuals with ASDs think and give evidence-based guidance on how to handle difficulties with social interaction and language development using appropriate interventions.
New Developments in Autism will be of great interest to professionals, researchers, therapists, parents and people with ASDs.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on autism.
Children & Young People Now
As someone with both parental and professional involvement with autism, I found this book of great interest and value. The authors provide a wealth of practical advice for parents and professionals trying to work their way through that troublesome triad of diagnosis, assessment and individualised education guidelines.
Community Care Magazine
New Developments in Autism is a book that is a must for those professionals with a keen interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). The diverse content and different primary function of the work presented makes each chapter unique. As a consequence this book is a varied and interesting read. This book attempts to construct a bridge between theory and practice and provides practical applications of the theory relevant to those working and living with individuals with ASDs. The format and content of this book takes thinking related to autism in new and exciting directions.
Gathering together many of the most creative and productive researchers in the field and eliciting from them a discussion of those topics they know best, these scholars have produced a remarkable volume, one that represents an invaluable resource to the researcher and the clinician.