ABC of Autism provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informative guide allows primary healthcare professionals to quickly reference the essential information required for appropriate patient care.
Compact yet comprehensive, this book offers concise and focused chapters covering topics ranging from basic epidemiology and key diagnostic features to managing behavioural difficulties and co-morbidities, such as ADHD and dyspraxia. Full-colour illustrations reinforce understanding of the condition while actual case studies demonstrate contemporary practices and real-life scenarios.
ABC of Autism is a valuable resource for GPs, paediatricians, speech therapists, educational psychologists, medical and nursing students, and practitioners responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary care for patients with autism.
Table of Contents:
1 An Introduction to Autism 1
2 Classification and Diagnosis 5
3 The Aetiology of Autism 9
4 The Features of Autism in Childhood 13
5 The Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism in Children 17
6 Managing Day-to-Day Issues 23
Munib Haroon Monica Shaha and Mini G. Pillay
7 Mental Health in Children with Autism 29
Monica Shaha and Mini G. Pillay
8 School and Autism 33
9 Symptoms and Signs in Adult Autism 37
10 The Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism in Adults 41
11 Autism and Mental Health in Adult Patients 45
12 Learning Disabilities and Autism 51
Keri-Michele Lodge Alwyn Kam and Alison Stansfield
13 Gender and Autism 57
Alison Stansfield Padakkara Saju Isabelle Gately Kate Cooper Derek Glidden and Ruth Bevan
14 Getting On With Life As an Adult After a Diagnosis 61
15 Mortality and Autism 65
16 Interventions for Autism in Children and Adults 69
About the Author/Editor:
Munib Haroon is a Consultant Community Paediatrician, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate, UK.