A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
112 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Release Date:01 Aug 2011

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Essential Information for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD meanfor the child and for you? How can you learn to fully understandbehaviors common to ASD and help the child grow and prosper?

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyoneencountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of theessential information needed to ground an understanding of thecondition and offers effective practical strategies for assistingchildren who are living with ASD. It advocates putting asideconventional thinking and considering things from a differentperspective – the way that the child with ASD sees the world.

This concise and straight-talking guide to ASD will ensure parents,carers, teachers and other professionals feel confident, informed andable to cope with the road ahead.
Paul G. Taylor is an experienced consultantpediatrician working in a regional general hospital in New Zealand. Hespecializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder and works directly with manyyoung people with ASD, their families and their schools.



1. Nuts and Bolts

2. Diagnosis

3. The Pervasive Developmental Disorders are Hard Wired

4. How to Recognise the Person who has ASD

5. How People with ASD See the World

6. Stress and Anxiety

7. And Now for the Good News

8. Rules of Engagement; So What are We Going to Do About It? Appendix:DSM-IV Criteria for the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
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