What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the 'autistic spectrum'? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people with this condition?
Following on from the popular provocative first edition, the Second Edition answers these questions with the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders, exploring theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels to methods of assessment, intervention, education and support.
Already popular as an introductory text for those wanting to know more about autism as well as a source of basic information and references for those familiar with the field, this newly updated and enhanced book is invaluable for students, professionals and even families.
SAGE Publications; February 2017
- ISBN: 9781473986992
- Edition: 2
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Author: Jill Boucher
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
The book contains the essential elements required to provide a solid background in the field of ASD: historical background, causes of the condition, identification of the disorder, and proven ways to provide education for and care of individuals who have the condition.
One of the best features of the text is the presentation of how the definition and conceptualization of the disorder have evolved over time; the text uses side-by-side comparisons to illustrate this evolution. There are abundant case studies and vignettes that illustrate key concepts about ASD, and that provide clear examples of what is being described.
In addition, the book contains an excellent appendix with 'Assignments' for application of ideas presented in the text.