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Adolescent Transition to Adulthood and Vocational Issues

Robin L. Gabriels.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 12146 words.

This chapter provides a framework for understanding the unique obstacles to helping adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) acquire the life skills needed to enhance their...

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Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Jan S. Greenberg, Julie Lounds Taylor, Leann Smith, Gael I. Orsmond, Anna Esbensen and Jinkuk Hong.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 10537 words.

This chapter summarizes the available research and provides an in-depth report of the findings from an ongoing longitudinal study, “Adolescents and Adults with Autism.” It focuses on the...

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Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Peter Szatmari and Beth McConnell.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 6803 words.

The study of anxiety and mood disorders is a relatively new area in the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This chapter highlights a number of issues and questions that research is...

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Applied Behavior Analysis and Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

Tristram Smith.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 15045 words.

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) draws on principles of learning theory to help people learn new skills and overcome behavior problems. ABA has become an important intervention strategy for...

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Asperger’s Syndrome: From Asperger to Modern Day

Ami Klin.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 14485 words.

Asperger's syndrome (AS) is one of the pervasive developmental disorders—a group of neurodevelopmental conditions of early onset characterized by impairments in social interaction and...

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Angela M. Reiersen and Richard D. Todd.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 8754 words.

This chapter reviews the existing literature on co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in clinical and epidemiological samples....

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems

Marjorie H. Charlop, Alissa L. Greenberg and Gina T. Chang.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 12760 words.

Approximately one-third of persons diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will not develop functional natural speech by adulthood. If speech does occur, onset is usually delayed...

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Autism and Environmental Genomics: Synergistic Systems Approaches to Autism Complexity

Mark A. Corrales and Martha R. Herbert.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 14023 words.

This chapter outlines how genetic and environmental factors may converge on common mechanisms pertinent to neurodevelopmental disorders, and the ways that high heritability can involve not...

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Autism as a Developmental Neurobiological Disorder: New Insights from Functional Neuroimaging

Nancy J. Minshew, K. Suzanne Scherf, Marlene Behrmann and Katherine Humphreys.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 15717 words.

This chapter calls for a paradigm shift in the study of autism in order to address the most pressing questions about how genetic and developmental neurobiological findings can be integrated...

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Autism as a Disorder of Functional Brain Connectivity

Rajesh K. Kana and Marcel Adam Just.

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neurology; Neuroscience. 8267 words.

This chapter discusses cortical underconnectivity as an emerging theory of autism and its potential implications at the neural and behavioral domains. It also relates the underconnectivity...

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