Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-50
  2. Setting the Scene: Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hannah Gardener, Kristen Lyall
      Pages 3-25
    3. Allal Ouhtit, Yahya M. Al-Farsi, Ishita Gupta, Mostafa I. Waly, Marwan M. Al-Sharbati
      Pages 27-47
    4. Antonio Maria Persico, Roberto Sacco
      Pages 77-95
    5. Lars Klintwall, Svein Eikeseth
      Pages 117-137
    6. Christina D. Bethell, Olivia Lindly, Michael Kogan, Katharine Zuckerman
      Pages 139-165
    7. Guillermo Montes, Marie Cianca
      Pages 167-184
    8. Phil Reed, Lisa A. Osborne
      Pages 185-206
    9. Sabrin Rizk, Kris Pizur-Barnekow, Amy R. Darragh
      Pages 223-246
  3. Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Susan E. Bryson, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum
      Pages 299-310
    3. Judith S. Miller, Juhi Pandey, Leandra N. Berry
      Pages 311-326
    4. Mehran Ahmadlou, Hojjat Adeli
      Pages 327-343
    5. Nurit Yirmiya, Ifat Seidman, Nina Koren-Karie, David Oppenheim
      Pages 355-367
    6. Jonna M. Eriksson, Lisa M. J. Andersen, Susanne Bejerot
      Pages 369-385
    7. Joshua J. Diehl, Charles R. Crowell, Michael Villano, Kristin Wier, Karen Tang, Laurel D. Riek
      Pages 411-422
  4. Behavioural Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Amir Hossein Memari, Banafsheh Ghaheri
      Pages 425-438
    3. Jaime A. Pineda, Ashley Juavinett, Michael Datko
      Pages 439-460
    4. Olive Healy, Sinead Lydon, Jennifer Holloway, Martina Dwyer
      Pages 461-486
    5. Hironori Akechi, Harumi Kobayashi
      Pages 503-517
    6. Pasquale J. Accardo, Eugenio Monasterio, Donald Oswald
      Pages 519-532
    7. Yan Grace Lam
      Pages 533-550
    8. Yan Grace Lam
      Pages 551-567
    9. Laura Gilmour, Veronica Smith, Melike Schalomon
      Pages 569-584
    10. Francisca Johanna Arnoldina van Steensel, Susan Maria Bögels, Iliana Magiati, Sean Perrin
      Pages 601-623
    11. Sasha M. Zeedyk, Shana R. Cohen, Jan Blacher
      Pages 625-650
    12. Nira Mashal, Anat Kasirer
      Pages 651-670
    13. Susanne Bejerot, Abraham Weizman, Ruth Gross-Isseroff
      Pages 671-692
  5. Neurophysiology and Neuropathology in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 693-693
    2. Efrain C. Azmitia, Allyson Impallomeni
      Pages 695-716
    3. Dubravka Hranilovic, Sofia Blazevic
      Pages 717-739
    4. Thomas Nickl-Jockschat
      Pages 741-754
    5. Stephen I. Deutsch, Barbara L. Schwartz, Maria R. Urbano, Jessica A. Burket, Andrew D. Benson, Amy L. Herndon
      Pages 755-777
    6. Gene J. Blatt
      Pages 779-789
    7. Takao Yamasaki, Toshihiko Maekawa, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Takako Fujita, Yoko Kamio, Shozo Tobimatsu
      Pages 791-808
    8. Nicole Papadopoulos, Nicole Rinehart, John Bradshaw, Jennifer McGinley, Peter Enticott
      Pages 809-824
    9. John W. M. Creemers, Kim Nuytens, Krizia Tuand
      Pages 825-844
    10. Beth Johnson, Chloe Stanley-Cary, Joanne Fielding, Nicole Rinehart, Nicole Papadopoulos
      Pages 845-863

About this book


Autism is a complex multifaceted disorder affecting neurodevelopment during the early years of life and, for many, throughout the life span. Inherent features include difficulties or deficits in communication, social interaction, cognition, and interpersonal behavioral coordination, to name just a few. Autism profoundly impacts the affected individual, the family, and, in many cases, the localized communities. The increased prevalence of childhood autism has resulted in rapid developments in a wide range of disciplines in recent years. Nevertheless, despite intensive research, the cause(s) remain unresolved and no single treatment strategy is employed. To address these issues, Comprehensive Guide to Autism is an all-embracing reference that offers analyses and discussions of contemporary issues in the field of autism. The work brings together scientific material from leading experts in the field relating to a wide range of important current topics, such as the early identification and treatment of children with autism, pertinent social and behavioral studies, recent developments in genetics and immunology, the influence of diet, models of autism, and future treatment prospects. Comprehensive Guide to Autism contains essential readings for behavioral science researchers, psychologists, physicians, social workers, parents, and caregivers.



Aspergers syndrome Assessment of autism Attention deficit disorder Autism Autism spectrum disorder Communication disorder Developmental delay Developmental disability Families with autism Genetics of autism Hyperactivity disorder Learning Disorder Mental Retardation Neurodevelopment Pervasive developmental disorder Risk of autism Social interaction Treatment of autism

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Colin R. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Westminster, Faculty of Science & TechnologyLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Nutritional Sciences Division and Genomics CentreKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Faculty of Society and HealthBuckinghamshire New UniversityMiddlesexUnited Kingdom

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