Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Guide for General Practitioners
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When faced with clients who challenge one s boundaries of competence it is important to be able to assist the individual; however, it is equally important to know when one s skills and background may be limited and when outside consultation or expertise is required. Autism Spectrum Disorder is aimed at helping clinicians screen for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), treat higher functioning individuals with ASD, and assist family members. It surveys historical views of the disorder, current diagnostic criteria, co-occurring conditions, etiology, epidemiology, assessment, treatment for affected individuals, and interventions for family members. Author V. Mark Durand uses clinical cases throughout the chapters to give readers consistent examples of the most commonly seen forms of autism and to illustrate the various facets of working with such patients.