Parents and Professionals seeking information about autism spectrum disorders often find it very difficult to find straightforward answers to their questions. In response to this, Diane Yapko has produced Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders in an easy to read question and answer format so readers can go directly to the questions that interest them. There is no need to sift through complex scientific literature or confusing professional jargon and readers can refer back to the text again and again as their needs dictate. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders will prove an essential reference for parents, teachers and professionals working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Diane Yapko, who has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families for over 20 years, brings together diverse information about the latest ‘scientific break throughs’, current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD.
The book is organized into four main parts: diagnosis and characteristics; causes; medical issues; and treatments, intervention programs and approaches. The book’s final part includes a useful listing of further resources.