Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for by Patricia Howlin

By Patricia Howlin

This functional advisor to the remedy of youngsters with autism and Asperger syndrome commences with a finished assessment of study into the character, motives and therapy of those advanced stipulations. a variety of remedies are explored and evaluated and recommendation is given to oldsters concerning the concerns to contemplate while looking remedy for his or her little ones. useful methods of forthcoming a number of difficulties with regards to autism and Asperger syndrome are mentioned, particularly these linked to* language impairments* social deficits* ritualistic and stereotyped behavioursOutcomes of some of the remedies are defined and a few informative case reviews are integrated. The booklet concludes via tackling the the most important want for applicable academic provision and early support for households. young children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome is a necessary consultant for practitioners, academics and carers looking a finished, independent appraisal of those stipulations and the various treatments on hand.

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More research, using much better defined diagnostic criteria, is required before this question can be answered finally. For the time being, however, it is deemed to warrant its own diagnostic classification. A Typical Case History As with autism generallyalthough there is wide variation in the expression of the disorder, depending on age, intellectual ability, language and other skillsthere are also many striking similarities between cases. The following case history illustrates a typical pattern of development.

Incidence Figure vary, but rates of approximately 2 to 3 per 1,000 are now widely accepted. Sex ratio Typically 4:1 male to female. Overall occurs only slightly more Fewer females in average IQ frequently in males than females; males range (ratio probably around tend to be more severity affected, respond 9:1); more females in severely less well to treatment and have worse prognosis. retarded range. No overall differences in symptom severity/prognosis. Significant genetic heritability; risk of Family Increased genetic risks of characteristics cognitive impairments and/or schizophrenia as high as 40% if both social, linguistic or obsessional parents affected; 55% if identical twin affected.

On one occasion, his mother fainted while they were eating a sandwich together in the kitchen. Only when he had finished his sandwich did he call his sister to help. Adolescence The situation became much more difficult when John moved to secondary school. He had no friends, was badly bullied and was frequently 'set up' by other children. Thus, if they suggested that he trip up the school principal on the way to assembly, or drop his bag on another teacher from the top of the staircase, he would do exactly as he was asked.

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