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By Chantal Sicile-Kira

Newly revised and up-to-date, this award-winning consultant covers each point of knowing and residing with autism this present day

complete and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all elements of the situation, and is written for fogeys, educators, caregivers, and others trying to find exact details and specialist perception. Newly up-to-date to mirror the newest examine, therapy equipment, and DSM-V standards, this beneficial publication covers:

• The motives of autism spectrum disorders
• Getting a correct diagnosis
• remedies in line with behavioral, mental, and biomedical interventions
• Coping suggestions for households and schooling wishes and programs
• dwelling and dealing stipulations for adults with ASD
• group interplay and instructing suggestions and assets for educators and different professionals

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Little did I know that my professional introduction and hands-on experience would serve me well when, twelve years later in France, I had my son, Jeremy, who was eventually diagnosed with autism. The only course of treatment offered there at the time was psychoanalysis. I was strongly reprimanded for using behavioral techniques in an attempt to teach my four-year-old son. Eventually, we moved to England before making our way back to California, where Jeremy is now a client of the same types of agencies I used to interact with on a professional level.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Does This Person Have Autism? Advice to parents: Follow your instincts. You are the expert on your child. Take notes on whatever behaviors (see below) are of concern by keeping a notebook or a document listing the behaviors and their frequency. html. Check out the developmental milestones appropriate for your child’s age range. You may want to print it out and use it as a checklist. This will be useful when discussing with your pediatrician. org/article/6313. If you have any concerns, voice them to your family doctor.

A study conducted in Atlanta showed that 1 in 300 children in metro Atlanta had autism in 1996, a rate almost ten times higher than the rates from studies conducted in the United States during the 1980s and early 1990s, but consistent with those of more recent studies (Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2003). Figures from the California Department of Developmental Services from 1987 to 2007 indicate that the number of people with ASD grew 1,148 percent. During this same time period, California’s general population grew 27 percent (State of California, 2007).

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