International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

  • Johnny L. Matson
  • Peter Sturmey

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julie K. Irwin, Jennifer MacSween, Kimberly A. Kerns
      Pages 3-16
    3. Christopher L. Gillberg
      Pages 17-24
    4. Colin Andrew Campbell, Sahar Davarya, Mayada Elsabbagh, Lisa Madden, Eric Fombonne
      Pages 25-35
    5. Luc Lecavalier, Anne V. Snow, Megan Norris
      Pages 37-51
    6. Sissel Berge Helverschou, Trine Lise Bakken, Harald Martinsen
      Pages 53-74
  3. Nosology and Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Deborah K. Sokol, Debomoy K. Lahiri
      Pages 77-97
    3. Nathalie Nader-Grosbois, James M. Day
      Pages 127-157
    4. Audrey Thurm, Somer Bishop, Stacy Shumway
      Pages 159-173
  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Dennis R. Dixon, Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, Marlena N. Smith
      Pages 197-214
    3. Julie A. Worley, Johnny L. Matson
      Pages 215-231
    4. Olive Healy, Geraldine Leader
      Pages 233-246
    5. Ira L. Cohen, J. Helen Yoo, Matthew S. Goodwin, Lauren Moskowitz
      Pages 247-270
    6. John Ward-Horner, Laura J. Seiverling, Peter Sturmey
      Pages 271-286
    7. Lisa Underwood, Jane McCarthy, Elias Tsakanikos
      Pages 287-293
    8. Laura Schreibman, Sarah Dufek, Allison B. Cunningham
      Pages 295-305
    9. Svein Eikeseth
      Pages 321-338
    10. Kendra Thomson, Kerri Walters, Garry L. Martin, C.T. Yu
      Pages 339-354
    11. Nozomi Naoi
      Pages 355-366
    12. Thomas S. Higbee, Tyra P. Sellers
      Pages 367-379
    13. Kerri L. Staples, Greg Reid, Kyle Pushkarenko, Susan Crawford
      Pages 397-412
    14. Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Alan S.W. Winton, Judy Singh
      Pages 413-435
    15. Frederick Furniss, Asit B. Biswas, Bradley Bezilla, Aaron A. Jones
      Pages 437-452
    16. Frederick Furniss, Asit B. Biswas, Bradley Bezilla, Aaron A. Jones
      Pages 453-462
    17. Sarah Mohiuddin, Sara Bobak, Daniel Gih, Mohammad Ghaziuddin
      Pages 463-478
    18. Laura J. Seiverling, Keith E. Williams, John Ward-Horner, Peter Sturmey
      Pages 491-508
    19. Dennis H. Reid, Wendy H. Fitch
      Pages 509-519
    20. Sara Mahan, Alison M. Kozlowski
      Pages 521-538
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 539-555

About this book


Since the early 1940s, when first identified as childhood psychosis and autistic psychopathy, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has continued to burgeon into a major focus of inquiry and interest among researchers, practitioners, and the public alike. With each passing decade, the number of scholarly articles addressing ASD and related disabilities continues to soar. Today, thousands of papers on autism are published annually across various disciplines and journals, making it challenging – if not impossible – to keep pace with, let alone synthesize, all the latest developments.

Based on a solid historical foundation of autism theory and research, the International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders integrates the broad scholarly base of literature with a trenchant analysis of the state of the field in nosology, etiology, assessment, and treatment. Its expert contributors examine recent findings and controversies (e.g., how prevalent autism actually is), along with longstanding topics of interest as well as emerging issues.

Coverage includes:

  • A survey of diagnostic criteria and assessment strategies.
  • Genetic, behavioral, biopsychosocial, and cognitive models.
  • Psychiatric disorders in persons with ASD.
  • Theory of mind and facial recognition.
  • Diagnostic instruments for assessing core features and challenging behaviors.
  • Evidence-based psychosocial, pharmacological, and integrative treatments.
  • Interventions specifically for adults with ASD.
  • Training issues for professionals and parents.
  • A review of findings of successful and promising therapies, coupled with guidance on how to distinguish between dubious and effective treatments.

The International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders is an indispensable resource for researchers, professors, graduate students, and allied practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, education, social work, rehabilitation, pediatric medicine, and developmental psychology.


ADD ASD Assessment Autism Spectrum Disorders Challenging behaviors Developmental Disabilities Diagnosis Early Identification Evidence Based Treatment Intensive Early Intervention Language Nosology OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder PDDs Parent Training Pervasive Developmental Disabilities Psychosocial Methods Social Policy Treatments

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  • Peter Sturmey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.City University of New York, Department of PsychologyQueens CollegeFlushingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8064-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8065-6
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