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Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Volume I

Edited by Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The pace of research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can only be described as extraordinary as this volume shows. It is extremely difficult for any single professional to keep abreast of all the developments in this area. This volume gathers together leading researchers and expert clinicians from many different parts of the world to produce this "up-to-the-minute" volume. It gives an in depth view of many areas of research which may be unfamiliar to the clinician and indeed researcher focused on their own area of interest. The volume gives an in depth overview of the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum DisordersVolume IEdited by Michael Fitzgerald

Published: March 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46001

ISBN: 978-953-51-1021-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7107-2

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

91180 Total Chapter Downloads

62 Crossref Citations

96 Web of Science Citations

154 Dimensions Citations


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1. Promoting Early Identification of Autism in the Primary Care Setting: Bridging the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

By Michael Siller, Lindee Morgan, Meghan Swanson and Emily Hotez


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2. Indicators of Autism in Iranian Children

By Sayyed Ali Samadi and Roy McConkey


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3. Prevalence of Pervasive Developmental Disorders – Croatia in Comparison with Other Countries of the World

By Tomislav Benjak and Gorka Vuletic


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4. Gut Microbiome and Brain-Gut Axis in Autism — Aberrant Development of Gut-Brain Communication and Reward Circuitry

By Elizabeth M. Sajdel-Sulkowska and Romuald Zabielski


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5. Why There Is no Link Between Measles Virus and Autism

By Stephen A. Bustin


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6. Vaccine Safety Study as an Interesting Case of "Over-Matching"

By M. Catherine DeSoto and Robert T. Hitlan


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7. Pro-Inflammatory Phenotype Induced by Maternal Immune Stimulation During Pregnancy

By Nicholas M. Ponzio, Mili Mandal, Stella Elkabes, Pan Zhang, Junichi Sadoshima, Sayantani Basak, Peiyong Zhai and Robert Donnelly


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8. Valproic Acid in Autism Spectrum Disorder: From an Environmental Risk Factor to a Reliable Animal Model

By Carmem Gottfried, Victorio Bambini-Junior, Diego Baronio, Geancarlo Zanatta, Roberta Bristot Silvestrin, Tamara Vaccaro and Rudimar Riesgo


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9. Mnesic Imbalance or Hyperthymestic Syndrome as Cause of Autism Symptoms in Shereshevskii

By Miguel Ángel Romero-Munguía


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10. Genetic Evaluation of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Eric C. Larsen, Catherine Croft Swanwick and Sharmila Banerjee- Basu


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11. Genetic Etiology of Autism

By Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte, Ana Luiza Bossolani-Martins and Patrícia Pereira-Nascimento


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12. Advances in Autism Research – The Genomic Basis of ASD

By Melanie Lacaria and James R. Lupski


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13. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from Genomics

By John J. Connolly and Hakon Hakonarson


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14. The Genetic Architecture of Autism and Related Conditions

By Michael Gill, Graham Kenny and Richard Anney


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15. Genetic and Environmental Factors in Autism

By Esra Guney and Elvan Iseri


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16. Discovering the Genetics of Autism

By Abdullah K. Alqallaf, Fuad M. Alkoot and Mash’el S. Aldabbous


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17. Co-Occurrence of Developmental Disorders: Children Who Share Symptoms of Autism, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

By Ginny Russell and Zsuzsa Pavelka


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18. Pre-Existing Differences in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability: A Review

By Jenny Fairthorne, Amanda Langridge, Jenny Bourke and Helen Leonard


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19. Relationships, Sexuality, and Intimacy in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Maria R. Urbano, Kathrin Hartmann, Stephen I. Deutsch, Gina M. Bondi Polychronopoulos and Vanessa Dorbin


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20. Clinical Implications of a Link Between Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Autism or Asperger’s Disorder – A Neurodevelopmental Frame for Helping Understanding and Management

By Kieran D. O’Malley, Susan D. Rich


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21. Autism Spectrum Disorders in People with Sensory and Intellectual Disabilities Symptom Overlap and Differentiating Characteristics

By Gitta De Vaan, Mathijs P.J. Vervloed, Harry Knoors and Ludo Verhoeven


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22. Empowering Families in the Treatment of Autism

By Jennifer Elder


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23. Collaboration Between Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health Professionals

By Efrosini Kalyva


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24. Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Olive Healy and Sinéad Lydon


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25. Feeding Issues Associated with the Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Geneviève Nadon, Debbie Feldman and Erika Gisel


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26. Clinical Approach in Autism: Management and Treatment

By Rudimar Riesgo, Carmem Gottfried and Michele Becker


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27. Building an Alternative Communication System for Literacy of Children with Autism (SCALA) with Context-Centered Design of Usage

By Liliana Maria Passerino and Maria Rosangela Bez


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28. Addressing Communication Difficulties of Parents of Children of the Autism Spectrum

By Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes, Cibelle Albuquerque de La Higuera Amato, Danielle Azarias Defense-Netvral, Juliana Izidro Balestro and Daniela Regina Molini-Avejonas


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29. Early Intervention of Autism: A Case for Floor Time Approach

By Rubina Lal and Rakhee Chhabria


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30. Early Communication Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Gunilla Thunberg


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31. Atypical Sense of Self in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Neuro- Cognitive Perspective

By Viktoria Lyons and Michael Fitzgerald


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32. Critical Evaluation of the Concept of Autistic Creativity

By Viktoria Lyons and Michael Fitzgerald


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