Autism : educational and therapeutic approaches /

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Author / Creator:Kalyva, Efrosini.
Edition:English language ed.
Imprint:London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2011.
Description:xii, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autistic children -- Education.
Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autism in children -- Treatment.
Autism spectrum disorders in children.
Autistic children -- Education.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-180) and index.
Translated from the Greek.
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Autism is of increasing concern for families, schools, and professionals because more and more children are identified as having the disorder. Kalyva (City College, Thessaloniki, Greece) describes the currently used treatment approaches to autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) and the procedures and efficacy of each. She also discusses the scientific research related to each approach, presenting the material in easy-to-understand terminology. The author not only looks at scientifically proven therapies, but also provides detailed information about treatments without adequate, scientifically proven effectiveness. Throughout the book, a "Question for Discussion" is presented to allow critical thinking about the material. A valuable source of information on children with ASD, this book could serve as a supplemental textbook at the university level. Parents and caregivers of children with ASD will find it an accessible resource for making decisions regarding treatment. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers. C. M. Thornton Elmira College

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