From leading clinical researchers, this volume presents important recent advances in understanding and treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in very young children. Social & Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders is grounded in cutting-edge findings on the social-communication behavior of typically and atypically developing infants toddlers and preschoolers.
The contributors highlight the connections between ASD and specific early social-communication impairments--including problems with joint attention imitation and play--with a focus on what clinicians can do to help. Innovative screening and assessment procedures are reviewed as are evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. Throughout, attention to both real-world practice and research considerations enhances the book's utility as a clinical reference and text.
This work is a must-have for students clinicians and researchers alike. Includes contributions by Catherine Lord PhD, Peter Mundy PhD, Sally Rogers PhD, Amy Weatherby PhD, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum MD, and Wendy Stone PhD.
Available As: Hardcover Book
Edited by: Tony Charman and Wendy Stone
Book Length: 348 pages