Neurobiological Issues in Autism

  • Eric Schopler
  • Gary B. Mesibov

Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov
      Pages 3-11
    3. Robert Jay Reichler, Eugene M. C. Lee
      Pages 13-41
    4. Judith M. Rumsey, Martha B. Denckla
      Pages 43-61
    5. Alan W. Cross, Larry R. Churchill, Michael C. Sharp, Nancy M. P. King
      Pages 63-79
  3. Neurological and Genetic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Susan E. Folstein, Michael L. Rutter
      Pages 83-105
    3. Marcel Kinsbourne
      Pages 107-125
    4. Deborah Fein, Bruce Pennington, Lynn Waterhouse
      Pages 127-144
    5. George R. Breese, Robert A. Mueller, Stephen R. Schroeder
      Pages 145-160
  4. Neurological and Genetic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Luke Y. Tsai
      Pages 179-189
    3. Catherine Lord, Eric Schopler
      Pages 191-211
    4. G. Robert DeLong, Margaret L. Bauman
      Pages 229-242
  5. Neurochemical, Biochemical, and Nutritional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Glen R. Elliott, Roland D. Ciaranello
      Pages 245-261
    3. Arthur Yuwiler, Daniel X. Freedman
      Pages 263-284

About this book

Introduction

As a division of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at ChapeI Hili, TEACCH has always been involved in the latest biological research on autism and related developmental disabilities. However, until now there has not been sufficient information to justify aseparate volume on this most important topic. Recent advances both in our under­ standing of the brain and in the technology to facilitate the measurement of neurological functioning have stimulated significant growth, which is reflected in this volume. As with the preceding books in this series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in ChapeI Hili each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. lnstead, conference participants are asked to develop chapters around their presentations, and other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute as weil. These volumes are intended to provide the most current knowledge and professional practice available to us concerning major issues in autism.

Keywords

Syndrom autism brain neurotransmitter psychosis syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Schopler
    • 1
  • Gary B. Mesibov
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1992-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1994-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1992-2
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