Printer Friendly

An A-Z of genetic factors in autism; a handbook for parents and carers.


An A-Z of genetic factors in autism; a handbook for parents and carers.

Aitken, Kenneth J.

Jessica Kingsley Pub.


494 pages




Autism is no longer thought to be a single condition but, rather, an umbrella term for a number of predominately genetic conditions. This book comprehensively covers eighty of those conditions. First Aitken, a clinical psychologist, provides an introduction to autistic spectrum disorder characteristics, clinical observations, research history, connections with genetic conditions, and alternative approaches. Then potentially associated genetic disorders are listed with comments on gene locus, how common the condition is, main clinical features, possible link between this condition and autism, differential diagnosis, and treatment and management protocols. A further section highlights promising developments in the field and several appendices provide resources for additional study.

([c]2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2010 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2010
Previous Article:Handbook of child and adolescent psychopathy.
Next Article:Dictionary for managing trees in urban environments.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters