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The Autism Encyclopedia -- Edited by John T. Neisworth, Ph.D., & Pamela S. Wolfe, Ph.D.

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500+ entries for parents and professionals! The best A-Z reference available on autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders, this comprehensive encyclopedia includes more than 500 terms, alphabetically listed and clearly described. Today’s most respected autism experts have contributed essential terminology from various disciplines — including pediatrics, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, education, psychology, and psychiatry — to bring you reliable information on

  • classification systems
  • signs and symptoms
  • causes
  • incidence and prevalence
  • diagnosis
  • screening and assessment
  • interventions
  • behavior
  • education
  • assistive technology
  • daily living
  • medical issues
  • legislation
Synonyms and relevant cross-references are included for the terms, and the two appendixes describe assessment tools and curricula and list autism-related study centers and organizations. Every professional whose work involves autism spectrum disorders needs a copy of this essential resource — to keep on hand as a daily reference and to share with parents of children who have these complex disorders
Table of Contents

About the Editors
Using this Encyclopedia

  1. AAC to AVB
  2. B6 and magnesium therapy to brushing
  3. CA to curriculum-based assessment (CBA)
  4. DA to dysphasia
  5. early infantile autism to eye gaze
  6. face recognition to fusiform gyrus
  7. general case programming (GCP) to guided compliance
  8. habit reversal to hyporesponsiveness
  9. ICD-10 to IWRP
  10. joint attention
  11. kinesthetic sense
  12. lactose intolerance to LRE
  13. MA to mutually acceptable written agreement (MAWA)
  14. natural environment to nutritional supplement
  15. objective to overselectivity
  16. patterning to pyridoxine
  17. reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood to rumination
  18. savant syndrome to system of least prompts
  19. tact to typical antipsychotic medications
  20. underresponsiveness
  21. vaccines to VSM
  22. wait training to wraparound services
  23. zero effect level to zone of proximal development (ZPD)

Appendix A: Screening and Assessment Tools and Curricula
Appendix B: Organizations

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