A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family by Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner

By Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner

Autism is within the public highlight now greater than ever as new examine and data appears to be like virtually day-by-day. even if in lots of methods this can be a confident improvement it additionally offers demanding situations to households and practitioners who are looking to stay alongside of the newest advancements and are left to sift via new details through themselves to determine what's credible and suitable for them.Each folks wishes a private learn assistant who can make certain which info we have to be aware of and tell us the way it could impact our day-by-day paintings and the kids we live with or serve.

due to the fact we every one don't have our personal learn assistants on employees, i'm extremely joyful to suggest this excellent publication by way of Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. either one of those gifted specialist leaders have mixed their clinical abilities and figuring out of the sphere with nice sensible adventure and ideas approximately how learn may be translated into scientific perform. the result's a e-book that offers the simplest and so much complete information regarding fresh clinical advancements and a well suited functional consultant for a way they're being applied and what we're studying within the procedure. the problems are provided in all in their complexity yet translated into language that's transparent, direct, and simple to stick to. The layout additionally lends itself to knowing the complicated concerns and their implications via first-class charts, query and resolution sections, and chapters that change from describing diagnostic matters to pointing out very in particular the best way to extend and evaluation the prone one is receiving. the excellent references and lists of extra assets additionally upload enormously to the general package.

As a certified devoted to realizing clinical advances and assisting households and academics to make use of them such a lot successfully, i'm more than happy to have an best friend like this publication on hand. i'm very thankful to the authors for offering a really credible, useful, and correct addition to our box to aid the various advocates and family members practitioners to raised comprehend the interesting new advancements and the way they are often applied in our day after day paintings. these taking the time to learn via this awesome quantity will locate it time good spent that will pay again dividends in lots of diversified ways.

--FOREWORD via Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, therapy and schooling of Autistic and similar verbal exchange Handicapped kids collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Although the effects of the disorder can be severe, the degree of severity in tuberous sclerosis is variable. Children with tuberous sclerosis may have speech delays and learning problems. They often have motor problems as well. Sometimes the first symptoms are seen in infancy or early childhood, often with the onset of seizures. Between 50% and 60% of affected individuals show intellectual disability, and about 80% have seizures. Sometimes the findings include a specific abnormality in brain wave (EEG) testing.

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But when girls have autism, they tend to have more severe cognitive problems. It is probably the case that, for whatever reason, girls are less vulnerable than boys and, accordingly, for a girl to get autism a bigger genetic ‘‘hit’’ is needed (presumably accounting for the greater degree of cognitive impairment). In Asperger’s disorder (and in individuals with autism who function in the normal cognitive range), the ratio of boys to girls is much higher. In Rett’s disorder, females are most commonly affected.

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