Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Johnny L.┬áMatson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John F. Strang
      Pages 27-42
  3. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Ting Liu, Casey M. Breslin, Sayed ElGarhy
      Pages 91-134
  4. Psychological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Wendy Machalicek, Tracy Raulston, Christen Knowles, Traci Ruppert, Amarie Carnett, Fahad Alresheed
      Pages 137-170
    3. Vincent Pandolfi, Caroline I. Magyar
      Pages 171-186
    4. Jill C. Fodstad, Sandra McCourt, Lisa R. Minor, Noha F. Minshawi
      Pages 187-216
    5. Karen McKenzie, Halina Rzepecka, Iain McClure
      Pages 217-233
    6. Colin Reilly, Christopher Gillberg
      Pages 235-256
    7. Geraldine Leader, Arlene Mannion
      Pages 257-281
    8. Nienke Peters-Scheffer, Robert Didden, Russell Lang
      Pages 283-300
  5. Motor Movement and Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. John Cairney, Sara King-Dowling
      Pages 303-322
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-326

About this book


This book presents the similarities and intersections between Autism Spectrum Disorders and comorbid conditions in children. It describes the prevalence and magnitude of comorbid conditions occurring in conjunction with ASD that complicate diagnosis and can potentially lead to inappropriate treatment and negative outcomes. It addresses the strengths and limitations of age-appropriate assessment measures as well as activity and motor skill measurement methods. Specific comorbid disorders are examined through the review of core symptoms, prognostic and diagnostic issues, and treatment options for children on the ASD spectrum.

Featured topics include:

  • Challenging behaviors in children with ASD.
  • Conditions ranging from feeding and gastrointestinal disorders to epilepsy.
  • Developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
  • Intellectual disability (ID).
  • Methods and procedures for measuring comorbid psychological, medical, and motor disorders.
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    Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and professionals, and graduate students across such fields as clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.


ADHD comorbid with autism ASD and comorbid conditions Anxiety disorders comorbid with autism Autism spectrum disorders and comorbid conditions Cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorders Challenging behaviors and autism spectrum disorders DCD and autism spectrum disorders Depression comorbid with ASD Developmental coordination disorder and autism Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders Feeding disorders and ASD Fine and gross motor problems comorbid with autism Gastrointestinal disorders comorbid with autism Genetic conditions and ASD Intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders Medical measurement of ASD with comorbid disorders Psychological measurement of ASD with comorbid disorders Psychopathology and autism spectrum disorders Sleep disorders and autism

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L.┬áMatson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19182-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19183-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
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