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The Neuropsychology of Autism

By Deborah A. Fein (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 09 June 2011
The fields of autism and the fields of neuropsychology have grown tremendously in the past 40 years. This comprehensive volume draws together what is known about the neuropsychology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from leaders in the field. It introduces the basics of clinical presentation, genetics, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy in ASD, as well as a review of overarching neuropsychological theories. The book then presents detailed and up-to-date reviews of key neuropsychological functions, including language, memory, attention, social cognition, and sensory and motor functions. The final section of the book presents leading and novel theories about the full syndrome, and concludes with a summary of advances in the field and a blueprint for the next stage of research.

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; PART I. FUNDAMENTAL INFORMATION ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS; EVA TROYB, KELLEY KNOCH, AND MARIANNE BARTON; BRETT S. ABRAHAMS; MARTHA R. HERBERT; DAVID J. POSEY, ZOHRA LODIN, CRAIG A. ERICKSON, KIMBERLY A. STIGLER, AND CHRISTOPHER J. MCDOUGLE; AGATA ROZGA, SHARLET A. ANDERSON, AND DIANA L. ROBINS; PART II. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS; ELIZABETH KELLEY; JILL BOUCHER AND ANDREW MAYES; BRITTANY G. TRAVERS, MARK R. KLINGER, AND LAURA GROFER KLINGER; INGE-MARIE EIGSTI; ERICKA L. WODKA AND STEWART H. MOSTOFSKY; TAL KENET; MIKLE SOUTH, ROBERT T. SCHULTZ, AND SALLY OZONOFF; INGE-MARIE EIGSTI AND JESSICA MAYO; INGE-MARIE EIGSTI AND JESSICA MAYO; ROBERT M. JOSEPH; JULIE M. WOLF AND ELIZABETH KELLEY; PART III. FRONTIERS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND AUTISM; MARCEL KINSBOURNE AND MOLLY HELT; MARCEL KINSBOURNE; ANANTH NARAYANAN AND DAVID Q. BEVERSDORF; KAREN PIERCE AND LISA T. EYLER; SUMA JACOB, MARIA DEMOSTHENOUS, AND C. SUE CARTER; JILL BOUCHER; LYNN WATERHOUSE; MARTHA R. HERBERT; DEBORAH FEIN, KATARZYNA CHAWARSKA, AND ISABELLE RAPIN; INDEX

About the Author

Deborah Fein, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been doing autism research for 35 years at Boston University School of Medicine and at the University of Connecticut. She is currently Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health of the US government, and several private foundations. She has investigated numerous areas in autism, including biochemical abnormalities, brain waves, language and memory, cognitive skills, sensory abnormalities, outcome, early detection and theoretical issues concerning diagnosis. She has published well over 100 articles and chapters, mostly on autism, and she is the co-author of a recent book for teachers, "Autism in Your Classroom" as well as the widely used screening tool, "Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers". She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Science Advisory Board of Autism Speaks, and as Associate Editor of the journal Neuropsychology, and Secretary of the International Society for Autism Research.

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In The Neuropsychology of Autism, leading international experts in the field give the reader a broad range of relatively heavy information in an easily accessible manner. The chapters are detailed but clear, and can easily be read individually. I highly recommend the book for professionals who want to immerse themselves in the course. * Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association * It is, by far, the most comprehensive resource on autism for neuropsychologists and other in allied fields. * Doody's Notes *

EAN: 9780195378313
ISBN: 0195378318
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Dimensions: 25.65 x 17.53 x 4.06 centimetres (1.10 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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