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Perspectives on diseases and disorders : autism

Fredericks, Carrie. (Added Author).

Summary: Contains sixteen articles that provide primary and secondary viewpoints on autism, providing an overview of the disorder, discussing its signs and diagnosis, causes, forms, and treatments, examining debates over possible causes and treatments, and including the stories of people with autism or who care for others with the disorder.

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  • ISBN: 9780737738698 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737738693 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    168 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-162) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: ch. 1. Understanding autism -- 1. An overview of autism / Carol A Turkington -- 2. Signs and diagnosis of autism / Kathleen A. Fergus -- 3. The causes of autism / Stephen M. Shore, Linda G. Rastelli -- 4. Causes of Asperger's syndrome, an autistic spectrum disorder / Tony Attwood -- 5. Treating autism / Nancy D. Wiseman -- ch. 2. The controversial side of autism -- 1. Vaccines may cause autism / Autism Society of America -- 2. No link exists between vaccines and autism / Michelle Meadows -- 3. Older fathers risk having autistic children / Shankar Vedantam -- 4. Older fathers do not show increased risk of having autistic children / Child Health Alert -- 5. Specific diets can help treat autism / Bruce Semon -- 6. Using the DIR/Floortime approach can help treat autism / Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Wieder -- 7. Using ABA therapy can help treat autism / S. Jhoanna Robledo, Dawn Ham-Kucharski -- ch. 3. The personal side of autism -- 1. Visual autism : an autistic's experience / Temple Grandin -- 2. Our son's special relationship with animals / Susan Kirkman, John Kirkman -- 3. My experiences with autism / Jerimie Goike -- 4. A mother finds success for her autistic child / Holly Robinson Peete, as told to Amy Elisa Keith -- Glossary -- Chronology -- Organizations to contact.
Subject: Autism Popular works

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