Autistic Spectrum Disorders : Understanding the Diagnosis and Getting Help (Patient-centered Guides) (2ND)

Autistic Spectrum Disorders : Understanding the Diagnosis and Getting Help (Patient-centered Guides) (2ND)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 511 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780596500139
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Full Description


Autistic spectrum disorders including autism, pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Asperger's syndrome, and others are labels to describe neurological conditions that can affect a person's speech and communication, emotional growth, social skills, and physical and mental abilities. Up to 1 in 150 children in some geographical areas have these conditions; children affected are disproportionately boys. This volume is for parents (or newly diagnosed adults) who struggle with these neurological conditions that profoundly impact the life of child and family. Topics covered include: getting a diagnosis, including preparing for a diagnostic interview in a medical, psychiatric, or school setting; treatment options, including pharmaceutical medications, vitamins and supplements, sensory integration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, behaviour modification, floor time play therapy, talk therapy, and others; coping with diagnosis and treatment, including emotions and support systems, insurance system, and educational plans; and stories from dozens of families living with autistic spectrum disorders.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
The Medical Facts About Autism 1 (17)
A medical puzzle 1 (2)
The problem with labels 3 (1)
Defining autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) 4 (1)
A crash course in neurology 5 (6)
Genetics and ASDs 11 (3)
Other factors 14 (1)
You are not alone 15 (1)
You can help 16 (2)
Categorizing Autistic Spectrum Disorders 18 (17)
About categories and labels 18 (2)
One family's experience 20 (1)
Autistic spectrum disorders defined 21 (7)
Other possibilities 28 (2)
Rare conditions with autistic-like features 30 (3)
Newer classifications 33 (2)
Getting a Diagnosis 35 (36)
Who diagnoses ASDs? 35 (1)
Starting with a pediatrician 36 (5)
Starting with Early Intervention 41 (2)
Starting with the school district 43 (3)
Choosing an evaluation facility 46 (1)
Choosing the evaluation team 47 (1)
The multidisciplinary evaluation 48 (2)
Test instruments for diagnosing ASDs 50 (14)
The evaluation report 64 (2)
About adult diagnosis 66 (2)
About misdiagnosis 68 (1)
What to do if you don't agree 69 (2)
Getting Started 71 (20)
Changing dreams 71 (6)
From reaction to action 77 (11)
Creating a plan 88 (1)
Making your plan happen 89 (1)
Keep your eyes on the prize 90 (1)
Medical Interventions 91 (55)
Assessment and testing 91 (8)
Medication tips 99 (4)
Medications 103(14)
Welcome to the medical merry-go-round 117(4)
Addressing the root causes of ASDs 121(20)
Surgery and ASDs 141(1)
Dental care and ASDs 141(1)
Vision care and ASDs 142(1)
Coping with self-injurious behavior 143(1)
Alternative and complementary medicine 144(2)
Therapeutic Interventions 146(37)
Therapeutic choices 147(28)
Who delivers, who pays? 175(3)
Evaluating programs and practitioners 178(4)
Don't call it therapy 182(1)
Other Interventions 183(33)
General holistic/alternative treatment 185(5)
systems
Vitamins 190(5)
Dietary supplements and herbs 195(8)
Evaluating supplement claims 203(2)
Diet 205(5)
Allergy treatments 210(1)
Eye therapies 210(1)
Bodywork 211(2)
Chelation 213(1)
Multifaceted approaches 214(1)
Evaluating alternative interventions 214(2)
Insurance 216(23)
How insurance companies see autism 216(1)
The coverage question 217(8)
Mental health parity and you 225(1)
Managing managed care 226(3)
National health care 229(6)
Alternatives to insurance 235(2)
Changing the rules 237(2)
School 239(48)
Early Intervention 239(11)
Transition from EI to school 250(3)
Special education 253(21)
Taking on the school system 274(4)
Private schools 278(1)
Home-schooling 279(1)
Transition planning 279(3)
Education in Canada 282(1)
Education in the UK 283(1)
Education in Australia 284(2)
Education in New Zealand 286(1)
Changing educational paradigms 286(1)
Family Issues and Support 287(50)
Welcome to Holland? 287(1)
Family strife 288(1)
Discipline 289(4)
Problem behaviors 293(1)
Withdrawal and over involvement 294(1)
Burnout and respite 295(2)
Resentment 297(1)
Genetic blame 297(1)
Parental neuropsychiatric problems 298(1)
Siblings 298(3)
Lack of family support 301(1)
Community isolation 302(2)
Family therapy 304(1)
Separation and divorce 305(1)
Single parents 306(1)
Multigenerational living 307(1)
Noncustodial parents 307(1)
Adoption and foster care 308(2)
Financial problems and solutions 310(8)
Tips for daily life 318(7)
Handling escape artists 325(2)
Breaking out of isolation 327(5)
Is there a better way? 332(1)
Record keeping 333(2)
When you must be self-reliant 335(2)
Growing Up on the Autistic Spectrum 337(7)
Socialization on one's own terms 337(4)
Different lives 341(2)
Interpreting the world of the nonverbal 343(1)
child
Adults with Austistic Spectrum Disorders 344(15)
Planning for independence 344(1)
Housing 345(4)
Health care 349(1)
Case management 349(1)
Long-term planning 350(1)
Legal rights 350(1)
Adult relationships and ASDs 351(1)
ASDs and sexuality 352(2)
Lives on the autistic spectrum 354(4)
Don't just hope for the best, create it 358(1)
A. Resources 359(23)
B. Support and Advocacy 382(10)
C. Research and Testing Facilities 392(5)
D. The Genetics of Autism 397(3)
E. Medication Reference 400(37)
F. Supplement Reference 437(23)
G. Diagnostic Tools 460(21)
Glossary of Acronyms 481(5)
Notes 486(7)
Index 493