Many tens of thousands of parents have found the facts they need about high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide.
A Parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition
Leading experts show how you can work with your child’s unique impairments–and harness his or her capabilities.
Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school.
You’ll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work.
Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.
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About the Authors
Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute–a national center for the study and treatment of ASD–at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ozonoff is widely known for her research and teaching in the areas of early diagnosis and assessment of ASD, and has an active clinical practice.
Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University. She served as Founding Director of the University of Washington Autism Center. An internationally recognized autism expert with a focus on early detection, intervention, and brain plasticity in autism, Dr. Dawson is a passionate advocate for families. She is coauthor of An Early Start for Your Child with Autism.
James C. McPartland, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and Director of the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic. He has worked with children with ASD and their families for more than 15 years. Dr. McPartland’s award-winning research focuses on brain processes in ASD, with the goal of developing new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.