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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recent Advances

Edited by Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

This book starts with a new sub category of Autism Criminal Autistic Psychopathy and school shootings. It focuses on a number of interventions, including speech and language pathology, speech and language assessment instruments, occupational therapy, improving functional language development in autism with natural gestures, communication boards etc as well as helping people with autism using the pictorial support, training of concepts of significant others, theory of mind, social concepts and a conceptual model for empowering families of children with autism cross culturally. It also examines the issue of hyperandrogenism and evidence-based treatments of autism. In terms of assessment, it focuses on psychological and biological assessment including neurotransmitters systems, structural and functional brain imaging, coping strategies of parents, examines the intertwining of language impairment, specific language impairment and ASD, as well as implicit and spontaneous Theory of Mind reading in ASD. In terms of aetiology, it focuses on genetic factors, epigenetics, synaptic vesicles, toxicity during neurodevelopment, immune system and sex differences. It also examines the link between social cognitive anatomical and neurophysiologic biomarkers and candidate genes. This book will be relevant to all mental health professionals because autism occurs in all the different areas of psychiatry and professionals who will find it helpful will be psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers and all those working with persons with Autism including parents who nowadays are interested in knowing more and more, at a detailed level about their children or adults with autism.

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Autism Spectrum DisorderRecent AdvancesEdited by Michael Fitzgerald

Published: April 2nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58507

ISBN: 978-953-51-2037-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4228-7

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

44342 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

40 Web of Science Citations

70 Dimensions Citations


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1. Autism and School Shootings — Overlap of Autism (Asperger's Syndrome) and General Psychopathy

By Michael Fitzgerald


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2. Neurotransmitter Systems in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Fatih Hilmi Cetin, Huseyin Tunca, Esra Guney and Elvan Iseri


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3. Structural and Functional Brain Imaging in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Yasemin Tas Torun, Esra Güney and Elvan İseri


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4. Coping Strategies and Parents’ Positive Perceptions of Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Encarnación Sarriá and Pilar Pozo


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5. The Intertwining of Language Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorders — Highlighting the Need of Long Term Interdisciplinary Collaboration

By Bruce Barbro, Nylander Lena, Sjöberg Ingrid and Thernlund Gunilla


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6. Social Communication and Language Deficits in Parents and Siblings of Children with ASD — A Short Review

By Ewa Pisula and Karolina Ziegart-Sadowska


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7. Implicit and Spontaneous Theory of Mind Reasoning in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Beate Sodian, Tobias Schuwerk and Susanne Kristen


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8. Speech-Language Pathology in the Assessment and Diagnosis within the Autism Spectrum

By Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes, Milene Rossi Pereira Barbosa, Thaís Helena Ferreira Santos and Cibelle Albuquerque de La Higuera Amato


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9. Occupational Therapy in Autism

By Gonca Bumin, Meral Huri, Sinem Salar and Hulya Kayihan


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10. Autism and Functional Language Development – An Experiment with AAC Intervention

By Rubina Lal and Disha Sanghvi


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11. A Conceptual Model for Empowering Families in Less Affluent Countries Who Have a Child With Autism

By Sayyed Ali Samadi, Hadi Samadi and Roy McConkey


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12. Evidence-Based Management and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Karola Dillenburger


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13. Understanding the Importance of the Evaluation and Treatment of Elevated Androgens in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By David A. Geier and Mark R. Geier


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14. ReAttach – The Exciting Development of a Promising Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Paula Weerkamp-Bartholomeus


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15. Meeting the Communicative Rights of People with Autism — Using Pictorial Supports During Assessment, Intervention and Hospital Care

By Gunilla Thunberg, Magdalena Johansson and Julia Wikholm


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16. Etiology of Autism the Complexity of Risk Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte, Ana Luiza Bossolani-Martins and Dante Bruno Avanso Rosan


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17. Possible Endophenotypes in the Search for Genetic Risk Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Adriana Díaz-Anzaldúa, Rigoberto Rosendo Gutiérrez, Alejandro Díaz-Anzaldúa and José Octavio Hernández Lagunas


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