PART ONE: OVERVIEW Introduction - Patricia Howlin, Tony Charman and Mohammad Ghaziuddin PART TWO: DISORDERS WITH A KNOWN GENETIC CAUSE Down Syndrome: General Overview - Deborah J. Fidler and Lisa Daunhauer Down Syndrome: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Janet Carr Fragile X Syndrome: Medical and Genetic Aspects - R.J. Hagerman et al Fragile X Syndrome: Life Course and Strategies for Intervention - Andrea Schneider and David Hessl Williams Syndrome: Overview and Recent Advances in Research - Daniela Plesa Skwerer and Helen Tager-Flusburg Prader-Willi Syndrome - Joyce Whittington and Anthony Holland Angelman Syndrome - Bernard Dan and Karine Pelc Rett Disorder - Alison Kerr and Hayley Archer Smith-Magenis Syndrome - Jenny Sloneem and Orlee Udwin Tuberous Sclerosis Complex - Petrus J de Vries Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome/ 22q11 Deletion Syndrome - Frederick Sundram and Kieran C Murphy Cornelia de Lange, Cri du Chat and Rubistein Taybi Syndromes - Chris Oliver et al PART THREE: DISORDERS WITH COMPLEX OR AS YET UNKNOWN CAUSES Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder - Timothy E Wilens and Thomas J Spencer Autism Spectrum Disorders: General Overview - Catherine Lord, So Hyun Kim and Adriana DiMartino Autism Spectrum, Disorders: Interventions and Outcomes - Patricia Howlin and Tony Charman Developmental Language Disorders: Overview - Courtenay Frazier Norbury Developmental Language Disorders: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Rhea Paul and Kimberly Gilbert Intellectual Disability: Concepts, Definitions and Assessment - Cory Shulman et al Intellectual Disability: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Jane McCarthy and Nick Bouras The Disintegrative Disorders - Fred R Volkmar Epileptic Disorders - Ian Miller and Roberto Tuchman Tourette Syndrome - Mary M Robertson and Andrea E Cavanna PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED DISORDERS Acquired Brain Injury during Childhood - Anna Mandalis, Frank Muscara, and Vicki Anderson Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Kieran D O'Malley Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies - Dieter Wolke Extreme Deprivation - Michael Rutter and Camilla Azis-Clauson
Patricia Howlin PhD is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. Prof. Charman holds the Chair in Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. His main research interest is the investigation of social cognitive development in children with autism and the clinical application of this work via screening, diagnostic, epidemiological, intervention, and 'at risk' studies. He is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and works in a specialist service for children with autism and complex neurodevelopmental conditions at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and over 30 book chapters. He has served on a number of expert panels for the Medical Research Council and NICE in the UK, NIH in the USA and the WHO. He has worked closely with Ambitious about Autism, the National Autistic Society, Research Autism and Autistica to advocate for services and positive policy development for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Mohammad Ghaziuddin is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA.
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