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A Comprehensive Book on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Edited by Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

The aim of the book is to serve for clinical, practical, basic and scholarly practices. In twentyfive chapters it covers the most important topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders in the efficient way and aims to be useful for health professionals in training or clinicians seeking an update. Different people with autism can have very different symptoms. Autism is considered to be a "spectrum" disorder, a group of disorders with similar features. Some people may experience merely mild disturbances, while the others have very serious symptoms. This book is aimed to be used as a textbook for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training and will serve as a reference for practicing psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists, nurses, social workers and family physicians. A free access to the full-text electronic version of the book via Intech reading platform at is a great bonus.

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A Comprehensive Book on Autism Spectrum DisordersEdited by Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/975

ISBN: 978-953-307-494-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4434-2

Copyright year: 2011

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113886 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

128 Dimensions Citations


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1. Language Assessment in Autism

By Fernanda Dreux M.Fernandes, Cibelle A.H. Amato and Daniela R.Molini-Avejonas


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2. Language Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Fernanda Dreux M.Fernandes, Daniela R.Molini-Avejonas and Cibelle A.H.Amato


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3. Repetetive Extralinguistic, Prosodic and Linguistic Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders-High Functioning (ASD-HF)

By Hila Green and Yishai Tobin


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4. Variability in Language and Reading in High-Functioning Autism

By Cheryl Smith Gabig


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5. Parenting Stress in Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Ewa Pisula


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6. Psychological Adaptation in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Pilar Pozo, Encarnación Sarriá and Ángeles Brioso


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7. A Comparative Study on Self Perceived Health and Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Parents of Non Disabled Children in Croatia

By Tomislav Benjak, Gorka Vuletić Mavrinac, Ivana Pavić Šimetin and Branko Kolarić


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8. Cross Cultural Variation in the Neurodevelopmental Assessment of Children – The Cultural and Neurological to 2nd Language Acquisition and Children with Autism

By Karen Mendez, Karen M, Levy, Marley Nelms, Dayna Hoff, Jean M. Novak and Michael L. Levy


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9. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Iran

By Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, Maryam Salmanian and Shahin Akhondzadeh


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10. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa

By Muideen O. Bakare and Kerim M. Munir


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11. Sleep Concerns and Disorders in Children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

By Oreste Battisti


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12. Sexual Abuse in Autistic Children as a Risk Factor of Developing of Schizophrenia

By Piotr W. Gorczyca, Agnieszka Kapinos-Gorczyca, Katarzyna Ziora and Joanna Oświęcimska


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13. Creativity Psychosis Autism and the Social Brain

By Michael Fitzgerald


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14. Psychiatric and Occupational Histories in Families of Children with Autism

By G. Robert DeLong, Marie MacDonald and Vidya Krishnamurthy


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15. Moral Judgment in Autism

By Hirotoshi Hiraishi


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16. Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Criminal Law

By Ian Freckelton


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17. The Financial Side of Autism: Private and Public Costs

By Deanna L. Sharpe and Dana L. Baker


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18. Early Behavioural Alterations in Mouse Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step Forward Towards the Discovery of New Therapeutic Approaches

By Bianca De Filippis, Emilia Romano and Giovanni Laviola


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19. Impaired Sociability of the Balb/c Mouse, an Animal Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders, is Attenuated by NMDA Receptor Agonist Interventions: Clinical Implications

By Stephen I. Deutsch, Jessica A. Burket, Maria R. Urbano, Amy L. Herndon and Erin E. Winebarger


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20. Sensory Motor Development in Autism

By Yesim Fazlioglu and M. Oguz Gunsen


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21. The Relationship Between Visual Perspective Taking and Imitation Impairments in Children with Autism

By Yue Yu, Yanjie Su and Raymond Chan


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22. Embodied Conversational Agents for Education in Autism

By Marissa Milne, Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis, Richard Leibbrandt and David Powers


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23. Statistical Analysis of Textual Data from Corpora of Written Communication – New Results from an Italian Interdisciplinary Research Program (EASIEST)

By Lorenzo Bernardi and Arjuna Tuzzi


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24. The Body of the Autistic Child: An Integrated Approach

By Fabien Joly


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25. Transition to Adulthood for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Steven K. Kapp, Alexander Gantman and Elizabeth A. Laugeson


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