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New developments in autism; the future is today.


New developments in autism autism (ô`tĭzəm), developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. ; the future is today.

Ed. by Juan Martos Perez et al.

Jessica Kingsley Pub.


352 pages




This collection of articles has been produced to connect theory and therapy in approaches to autistic spectrum Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), also called autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or the autism spectrum, with the word autistic sometimes replacing autism  disorders. The editors (all psychologists associated with the Spanish Parents Association for People with Autism) have asked contributors both to review interesting scientific aspects of autism and to draw out practical applications of these aspects for therapeutic purposes. Topics covered include the epidemiology of pervasive developmental disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorders Definition

Pervasive developmental disorders include five different conditions: Asperger's syndrome, autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified
, early manifestations of autistic spectrum disorder during the first two years of life, early assessment of autistic spectrum disorders, implicit learning impairments in autism spectrum disorders, joint attention and autism, systemizing and empathizing in autism spectrum conditions, executive functions in autism, language and its development in autism, development and behavioral profiles of children with autism and Asperger syndrom, the neuroanatomy neuroanatomy /neu·ro·anat·o·my/ (-ah-nat´ah-me) anatomy of the nervous system.

1. The branch of anatomy that deals with the nervous system.

 of the brain in autism, cortical circuit abnormalities in the brains of autistic autistic /au·tis·tic/ (aw-tis´tik) characterized by or pertaining to autism.  patients, and genetic research into autism. The final chapter discusses parent-professional cooperation.

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