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Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Volume II

Edited by Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The pace of research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has expanded exponentially in recent years. It is difficult for anyone to keep up with all developments. This book will assist the experienced and non-specialist reader to keep up with recent developments. The book opens with a focus on the evolutionary aspects of autism and then focuses on the public's attitude towards autism including the stigma issue. Then there is a focus on cortical modularity and electrophysiology followed by treatment issues including sensory, medical and community-based interventions. Finally, forensic issues are dealt with and the importance of the built environment is focused on. The book will be relevant to psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, social workers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and care workers.

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Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum DisordersVolume IIEdited by Michael Fitzgerald

Published: March 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/50854

ISBN: 978-953-51-1022-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7108-9

Copyright year: 2013

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21830 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

68 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Stone Age Origins of Autism

By Penny Spikins


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2. Attitudes Towards Autism Among Israeli Arab Teachers' College Students

By Karni-Vizer Nirit and Reiter Shunit


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3. The Role of Cortical Modularity in Tactile Information Processing: An Approach to Measuring Information Processing Deficits in Autism

By Eric Francisco, Oleg Favorov and Mark Tommerdahl


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4. Electrophysiology of Autism

By Kristina L. McFadden and Donald C. Rojas


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5. The Sensory Experience of Toilet Training and Its Implications for Autism Intervention

By Jane Yip, Betsy Powers and Fengyi Kuo


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6. The Recovery Orientation of a Farm Community for Severe Autism — Data from the DREEM-IT (Developing Recovery Enhancing Environment Measures — Italian Version)

By Marianna Boso, Enzo Emanuele, Elizabeth Barron, Noemi Piaggi, Giulia Scanferla, Matteo Rocchetti, Umberto Provenzani, Davide Broglia, Paolo Orsi, Roberto Colombo, Sara Pesenti, Marta De Giuli, Elena Croci, Stefania Ucelli, Francesco Barale, Jenny Secker and Pierluigi Politi


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7. The Medical Treatment of Autism Disorders

By Katarina Dodig-Ćurković, Mario Ćurković and Josipa Radic


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8. Forensic Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Learning from Court Decisions

By Ian Freckelton


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9. Autism and Architecture

By Francisco Segado Vázquez and Alejandra Segado Torres


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