A Reappraisal of Concepts and Treatment

  • Michael Rutter
  • Eric Schopler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diagnosis and Definition

    1. Michael Rutter
      Pages 1-25
  3. Social Characteristics

  4. Psychological and Physiological Studies

    1. Don W. Churchill
      Pages 71-84
    2. Michael Rutter
      Pages 85-104
    3. Paula Menyuk
      Pages 105-116
    4. Edward M. Ornitz
      Pages 117-139
    5. Beate Hermelin
      Pages 141-154
  5. Biological Investigations

    1. Edward R. Ritvo, Karen Rabin, Arthur Yuwiler, B. J. Freeman, Edward Geller
      Pages 163-183
    2. Mary Coleman
      Pages 185-199
    3. R. Rodnight
      Pages 201-205
    4. Susan Folstein, Michael Rutter
      Pages 219-241
    5. Edward M. Ornitz
      Pages 243-250
  6. Family Characteristics

    1. Wm. George McAdoo, Marian K. DeMyer
      Pages 251-267
    2. Dennis P. Cantwell, Lorian Baker, Michael Rutter
      Pages 269-296
  7. Psychotherapy

    1. Austin M. DesLauriers
      Pages 313-326
    2. Michael Rutter
      Pages 327-335
  8. Biological Treatments

    1. Magda Campbell
      Pages 337-355
    2. Theodore Shapiro
      Pages 357-368
  9. Behavioral Treatments

    1. O. Ivar Lovaas
      Pages 369-378
    2. R. Hemsley, P. Howlin, M. Berger, L. Hersov, D. Holbrook, M. Rutter et al.
      Pages 379-411
  10. Education

    1. Lawrence Bartak
      Pages 423-438
    2. Margaret D. Lansing, Eric Schopler
      Pages 439-452
    3. Maria Callias
      Pages 453-461
  11. Follow-Up and Outcome

    1. V. Lotter
      Pages 475-495
    2. Michael Rutter
      Pages 497-505
  12. Conclusion

    1. Eric Schopler, Michael Rutter
      Pages 507-517
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 519-540

About this book


This volume aims to provide the reader with an up-to-date account of knowledge, research, education, and clinical practice in the field of au­ tism, from an international perspective. The emphasis throughout is on the growing points of knowledge and on the new developments in prac­ 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 proceed­ 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 re­ structured to stand as self-contained chapters. Many significant contribu­ 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Rutter
    • 1
  • Eric Schopler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Division of Health AffairsUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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