Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders The research on children with autism spectrum disorders ASD is extensive and growing Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan the literature on ASD after childhood is

  • Title: Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Author: Fred R. Volkmar Brian Reichow James C. McPartland
  • ISBN: 9781493905058
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The research on children with autism spectrum disorders ASD is extensive and growing Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan, the literature on ASD after childhood is limited and has not been brought together in a single volume in over a decade.Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this knowledge gap by focusing onThe research on children with autism spectrum disorders ASD is extensive and growing Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan, the literature on ASD after childhood is limited and has not been brought together in a single volume in over a decade.Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this knowledge gap by focusing on needs and difficulties unique to these stages of development Expert contributors offer cogent reviews of complex issues, from education to employment, leisure activities to illegal behaviors, mental health issues to medical health concerns The latest findings in key areas, such as psychosocial and residential treatments, social skills programs, epidemiology, the impact of ASD on families, are examined in detail Throughout the volume, coverage focuses on areas requiring improved models of assessment, updated data, new interventions and increased support services.Featured topics include Transition from high school to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with ASD.Innovative programming to support college students with ASD.Romantic relationships, sexuality and ASD.Treatment of mental health comorbidities.Assessment and treatment planning in adults with ASD.The range of outcomes and challenges in middle and later life.Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must have reference for a wide range of clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students in clinical child, school and developmental psychology child and adolescent psychiatry social work rehabilitation medicine therapy education and general practice family medicine It will also serve as an important resource for parents and caregivers with its focus on translating the current state of knowledge relevant to understanding adolescents and adults with ASD into practical and relevant recommendations on how best to support them.

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    1. Conclusions drawn from reading this book: We don't seem to know very much about this topic, and we know much less than 'experts' in the field would probably have you think as much of the available research in this area seems to be completely worthless. I did learn something from this book, but most of what I learned was not the kind of stuff I'd set out to learn. The quality of the material included in the book varies from 'not particularly great' to 'beyond horrible'. I decided in the end to re [...]

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