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Paradigms, Recent Research and Clinical Applications


Jane Yip

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, United States of America

This book opens with a discussion of neurodiversity and an elaboration of the diagnosis of autism. It then examines factors correlating with autism, including sex bias, month of birth, migration and impact of infant feeding. The next section is on the impact of autism. The neurobiology and genetic section deals with epigenetics and intracellular pathways associated with etiology. The development and behaviour section deals with proprioceptive profiles and joint attention in autism. The final section focuses on interventions including mindfulness, animal assisted activity, social/cultural perspective on autism intervention and physical activity. The book is relevant to all professionals and researchers working with persons with autism, including psychiatrists/psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, nurses and care workers.

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AutismParadigms, Recent Research and Clinical ApplicationsEdited by Michael Fitzgerald

Published: April 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63171

ISBN: 978-953-51-3080-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3079-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4872-2

Copyright year: 2017

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20672 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Different Point of View: The Neurodiversity Approach to Autism and Work

By Timo Lorenz, Nomi Reznik and Kathrin Heinitz


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2. The Clinical Gestalts of Autism: Over 40 years of Clinical Experience with Autism

By Michael Fitzgerald


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3. Sex Bias in Autism

By Felwah S. Al-Zaid


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4. Distribution of Month of Birth of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Differs from the General Population in the Netherlands

By Anna Cieslinska, Jannicke Simmelink, Gosia Teodorowicz, Hans Verhoef, Hilde Tobi and Huub F. Savelkoul


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5. Migration and Autism Diagnosis

By Daina Crafa


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6. Impact of Infant Feeding Methods on the Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Touraj Shafai, Monika Mustafa, Jeffrey Mulari and Antonio Curtis


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7. Family Quality of Life in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

By Elena Predescu and Roxana Şipoş


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8. The Genetic and Epigenetic Basis Involved in the Pathophysiology of ASD: Therapeutic Implications

By Maria Carmen Carrascosa-Romero and Carlos De Cabo-De La Vega


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9. Intracellular Pathways Associated with the Etiology of Autism

By Anthony J. Russo


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10. Proprioceptive and Kinematic Profiles for Customized Human‐ Robot Interaction for People Suffering from Autism

By Pauline Chevalier, Brice Isableu, Jean‐Claude Martin, Christophe Bazile and Adriana Tapus


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11. Joint Attention Impairment in Autism: Clinical Picture, Rationale and Functional MRI Findings

By Marwa Saleh and Aya Adel


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12. Mindfulness and Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Renee L. Cachia


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13. Constructing Healthy Experiences through Human-Animal Interactions for Autistic Children and Their Families: Implications for Research and Education

By Alina S. Rusu


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14. Sociocultural Perspective on Autism Intervention

By Elizabeth Hughes Fong and Helen Lee


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15. Physical Activity in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): A Review

By Sara M. Scharoun, Kristen T. Wright, Jennifer E. Robertson-Wilson, Paula C. Fletcher and Pamela J. Bryden


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