By Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner
Autism is within the public highlight now greater than ever as new examine and data looks nearly day-by-day. even supposing in lots of methods this can be a optimistic improvement it additionally offers demanding situations to households and practitioners who are looking to stay alongside of the most recent advancements and are left to sift via new details by way of themselves to work out what's credible and appropriate for them.Each folks wishes a private study assistant who can make sure which info we have to concentrate on and tell us the way it may perhaps impact our day-by-day paintings and the kids we live with or serve.
on the grounds that we each one don't have our personal study assistants on employees, i'm thrilled to suggest this glorious ebook by means of Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner. either one of those proficient specialist leaders have mixed their medical abilities and realizing of the sector with nice sensible event and concepts approximately how examine might be translated into scientific perform. the result's a e-book that offers the simplest and so much entire information regarding contemporary clinical advancements and a wonderful sensible consultant for a way they're being carried out and what we're studying within the method. the problems are awarded in all in their complexity yet translated into language that's transparent, direct, and simple to stick to. The structure additionally lends itself to realizing the complicated concerns and their implications via very good charts, query and solution sections, and chapters that modify from describing diagnostic concerns to declaring very in particular how one can extend and overview the companies one is receiving. the great references and lists of extra assets additionally upload enormously to the general package.
As a qualified devoted to realizing clinical advances and assisting households and academics to make use of them so much successfully, i'm very happy to have an best friend like this booklet to be had. i'm very thankful to the authors for offering a really credible, useful, and suitable addition to our box to aid the numerous advocates and kinfolk practitioners to higher comprehend the intriguing new advancements and the way they are often applied in our daily paintings. these taking the time to learn via this very good quantity will locate it time good spent that can pay again dividends in lots of varied ways.
--FOREWORD via Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor and Director of TEACCH, therapy and schooling of Autistic and similar conversation Handicapped youngsters college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Boys with the disorder may have some unusual body features, such as large ears and genitals; the face may be long and narrow, and the palate (the roof of the mouth) may be unusually high and arched. Motor and learning problems are relatively common. Low muscle tone as well as dental and eye problems may be observed. Sometimes individuals with this condition have seizures. E1C02_1 07/03/2009 35 medical conditions and autism 35 fragile x syndrome Symptoms: social anxiety, ‘‘autistic-like’’ symptoms, and sometimes autism.
Disorders of Metabolism: Phenylketonuria (PKU) PKU is caused by a problem in the body’s use of the amino acid phenylalanine. As a result, levels of this amino acid build up in the body and eventually are E1C02_1 07/03/2009 37 medical conditions and autism 37 excreted in the urine. This disorder is rather rare, affecting about 1 in 10,000 babies. If it is not treated, PKU can cause severe intellectual disability, growth problems, and seizures. Although the baby may otherwise appear normal at birth, symptoms gradually develop, including problems in feeding and development.
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A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know by Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Wiesner