The Handbook of Autism provides comprehensive yet concise information about autism spectrum disorders to clinicians. A broad range of clinicians participate in the assessment and care of people affected by ASDs. Targeted towards primary care clinicians, clinician learners from different fields specializing in ASDs, and ancillary clinicians or therapists, readers will gain an understanding of the assessment and management of these disorders.The book covers various forms of assessments including diagnostic, developmental (e.g. speech, language and communication), and cognitive and behavioral evaluation. At the same time, associated medical disorders and genetic factors are elaborated on. Readers are also provided with information on the varying types of treatments available such as psychological, and alternative and complementary remedies.
Autism spectrum disorders are highly variable and complex. However, organized in a readily accessible manner, the Handbook of Autism allows clinicians to gain easy reference on specific disorders presented in a succinct format.