The Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a quick yet comprehensive overview of clinically-relevant topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for the medical or mental health student, trainee, or recent graduate who seeks efficient learning. Chapters are designed to give an overview of a topic area in real time while on a rotation; while studying for professional board examinations in primary care, pediatrics, neurology or psychiatry; or even during
preparation for a presentation or discussion scheduled to occur the next day. The sections include Background and Diagnostic Assessment, Etiology, Treatment, and Other Care Delivery Services and Perspectives, with each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert in the field.
The chapters on diagnosis and treatment are written from a practical "how to" perspective. Those on etiology are written with the clinician in mind. These clinically-focused chapters include one or more vignettes that present simulated patient cases designed to highlight teaching points related to each chapter's content area. The book ends with a chapter written by family members of individuals with ASD and another written by an adult with ASD that illustrate the human impact these disorders
have on day-to-day lives, hopes, and dreams. At the end of each chapter, "Key Points" for summarizing the intended take home messages of each author/authors are listed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 918 g
Dimensions: 254 x 185 x 23 mm
The autism spectrum is a wide landscape that this smartly conceived book maps with sweep and precision. The brilliant cartographer * autism guru Christopher McDougle *
In this comprehensive text, Christopher McDougle embraces the complexities of Autism, engaging a world-class group of clinicians and scientists to update us on its various clinical presentations, etiological heterogeneity, diagnostic strategies and multimodal treatments." * James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Chris McDougle and his colleagues have prepared a helpful text for students and more advanced trainees about advances in autism - diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. The book presents well-researched chapters in each of these areas, as well as some attention to a few other issues in autism, including the key area of transition to adulthood. Each chapter ends with a few key points for students to remember. The book is a welcome and useful addition to the training
of the next generation of clinicians working with families caring for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders." * James M. Perrin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Founding director, Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health