Autism

Understanding the Disorder

  • Gary B. Mesibov
  • Lynn W. Adams
  • Laura G. Klinger

Part of the Clinical Child Psychology Library book series (CCPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 1-1
  3. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 3-18
  4. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 19-44
  5. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 45-63
  6. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 65-76
  7. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 77-91
  8. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 93-104
  9. Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams, Laura G. Klinger
    Pages 105-105
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 107-124

About this book

Introduction

This volume is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of autism for the many educated and thoughtful parents, professionals, and other concerned citizens with an interest in these important issues. It has grown out of our assumption that there are many people interested in our field who want the most up-to-date information available without having to locate and read through the growing literature in this area. From our university bases, we are fortunate in having access to state-of-the-art information about autism and related develop­ mental disorders. Our goal in this volume is to synthesize this information and present it comprehensively and objectively. This volume is the culmination of 2 years of hard work identifying, organizing, writing, rewriting, and editing the most up-to-date information available about people with autism, their families, and the state-of-the-art about the nature, causes, underlying mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of autism. We hope it will help the many friends, colleagues, families, and interested citizens who have expressed their interest in a publication of this kind. v Acknowledgments A project ofthis scope could not have been completed without the help of many fine friends and colleagues, too numerous to name. As with all of our professional activities we are indebted to our TEACCH colleagues and the many families and professionals we know in North Carolina, around the United States, and throughout the world for their interest, support, insights, and generosity in sharing their ideas and observations. We hope that our final product reflects their many superb contributions.

Keywords

autism cognition diagnosis intervention language treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Gary B. Mesibov
    • 1
  • Lynn W. Adams
    • 1
  • Laura G. Klinger
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9343-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45547-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9343-7
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