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TitleAutism [electronic resource] : A Reappraisal of Concepts and Treatment / edited by Michael Rutter, Eric Schopler
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1978
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Descript XII, 540 p. online resource


This volume aims to provide the reader with an up-to-date account of knowledge, research, education, and clinical practice in the field of auยญ tism, from an international perspective. The emphasis throughout is on the growing points of knowledge and on the new developments in pracยญ tice. We have tried to keep a balance between the need for rigorous research and systematic evaluation and the importance of expressing new ideas and concepts so that they may influence thinking at a stage when questions are being formulated and fresh approaches to treatment are being developed. The book had its origins in the 1976 International Symposium on Autism held in St. Gallen, Switzerland but it is not in any sense a proceedยญ ings of that meeting. Most papers have been extensively rewritten to provide a fuller coverage of the topic and also to take account of the issues raised at the meeting. Discussion dialogues have been revised and reยญ structured to stand as self-contained chapters. Many significant contribuยญ tions to the conference have not been induded in order to maintain the balance of a definitive review; however a few extra chapters have been added to fill crucial gaps 0 We hope the result is a vivid picture ofthe current state of the art. As editors we have been most impressed by the advances since the 1970 international conference in London


1. Diagnosis and Definition -- Social Characteristics -- 2. Social, Behavioral, and Cognitive Characteristics: An Epidemiological Approach -- 3. The Partial Noncommunication of Culture to Autistic Childrenโ{128}{148}An Application of Human Ethology -- 4. The Assessment of Social Behavior -- Psychological and Physiological Studies -- 5. Language: The Problem Beyond Conditioning -- 6. Language Disorder and Infantile Autism -- 7. Language: Whatโ{128}{153}s Wrong and Why -- 8. Neurophysiologic Studies -- 9. Images and Language -- 10. Research Methodology: What Are the โ{128}{156}Correct Controlsโ{128}{157}? -- Biological Investigations -- 11. Biochemical and Hematologic Studies: A Critical Review -- 12. A Report on the Autistic Syndromes -- 13. Biochemical Strategies and Concepts -- 14. A Neuropsychologic Interpretation of Infantile Autism -- 15. A Twin Study of Individuals with Infantile Autism -- 16. Biological Homogeneity or Heterogeneity? -- Family Characteristics -- 17. Personality Characteristics of Parents -- 18. Family Factors -- 19. Limits of Methodological Differences in Family Studies -- Psychotherapy -- 20. Psychotherapeutic Work with Parents of Psychotic Children -- 21. Play, Symbols, and the Development of Language -- 22. Etiology and Treatment: Cause and Cure -- Biological Treatments -- 23. Pharmacotherapy -- 24. Therapy with Autistic Children -- Behavioral Treatments -- 25. Parents as Therapists -- 26. Treating Autistic Children in a Family Context -- 27. Changing Parental Involvement in Behavioral Treatment -- Education -- 28. Educational Approaches -- 29. Individualized Education: A Public School Model -- 30. Educational Aims and Methods -- Follow-Up and Outcome -- 31. Long-Term Follow-Up of 100 โ{128}{156}Atypicalโ{128}{157} Children of Normal Intelligence -- 32. Follow-Up Studies -- 33. Developmental Issues and Prognosis -- Conclusion -- 34. Subgroups Vary with Selection Purpose

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