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Author Towle, Patricia O'Brien.

Title The early identification of autism spectrum disorders : a visual guide / Patricia O'Brien Towle
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents Chapter 1: The Importance of Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder; Why Early Intervention?; How Early Can ASD Be Detected?; Chapter 2: Sources of Variability in Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children; The ASD Symptom Profile; Sources of Variability in ASD Symptom Presentation Across Children; Core Symptoms; Chapter 3: Communication in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; The "Spectrum" of Language Delay and Difference in ASD; The Subdomains of Language Development
Pragmatics, or the Social Use of Language: The Core Communication Symptom in ASDAtypical Language; Summary; Chapter 4: Social Interaction in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; The Social Life of the Typically Developing Child; Social Engagement and Interest: Specific Behaviors that Imply a Child's Social Motivation and Basic Capacities to Engage with Others; Emotional Signaling: Sharing Emotion and Signaling Internal Affective States; Capacity for Interaction: Imitating and Turn-taking; Summary; Chapter 5: Sustained Social Interaction, Joint Attention, and Reciprocity
Repetitive Play: Perseverative Activities, Focusing on Mechanisms and Parts of Objects, and Creating PatternsSeeking Sameness in Routine and the Environment; Areas of High Interest and Ability; Summary; Chapter 7: Sensory Behaviors in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Sensory Behaviors Associated with Movement; Sensory Behaviors Associated with Touch; Sensory Behaviors Associated with Smell and Taste; Sensory Behaviors Associated with Vision; Sensory Behaviors Associated with Sound; Summary; Chapter 8: An Overview; The Many Contexts of Early Childhood Assessment
Sustained Social Interaction Calls upon Multiple Social and Communication SkillsJoint Attention: Two (or More) Individuals Paying Attention to the Same Thing for a Period of Time; Reciprocity: What the Child Does Depends on What Her Partner Just Did; Chapter 6: Repetitive Behaviors in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; The Nature of Repetitive Behaviors in the Young Child with ASD; The Subtypes of Repetitive Behavior in ASD and Versions Seen in Young Children; Whole-body Behaviors and Motor Stereotypies; Visual-Stimulation Behaviors or Stereotypies
The Best Assessment Starts with Familiarity with Early Development and with a Broad Variety of Early Childhood DisordersAssessment with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Has Its Unique Demands; Family-centered Practice Shapes Assessment Strategies in Highly Specific Ways; General Choices for Assessment Strategies; Choices for Assessment Instruments for ASD in Young Children
Summary This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Autism in children -- Diagnosis.
Autistic Disorder -- diagnosis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857006835 (electronic bk.)
9780857006837 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)