Livro do Mês: Autism Spectrum Disorder


O livro do mês de outubro faz parte da coleção “Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice”, a coleção de guias práticos para os profissionais, publicada pelo Grupo Hogrefe.

A obra apresenta uma revisão dos critérios de diagnóstico apresentados pelos manuais DSM-5 e CID-10, bem como teorias e modelos atuais e taxas de prevalência para a perturbação do espectro do autismo. Explica ainda as diferenças e as mudanças de nomenclatura ao longo do tempo e fornece uma orientação clara para a avaliação do autismo e das suas comorbidades, com exemplos práticos.

Durante o mês de outubro pode adquirir este manual prático e ficar a saber mais sobre o diagnóstico e as formas de intervenção mais utilizadas em pacientes com esta perturbação usufruindo de um desconto de 10% em compras efetuadas de 01 a 31 de outubro. Oferta limitada ao stock existente. Despesas de envio gratuitas nos envios para Portugal.


Recomendações

"This book provides a concise and up to date account of what is so far known about Autism Spectrum Condition/Disorder and provides a holistic account of treatment options for clinicians to consider. Overall this book would be helpful for clinicians either assessing for ASD or working therapeutically with young children/adolescents who are on the Autism Spectrum.”
Jemma Coates, Devon Autism and ADHD Service, Exeter, at: http://www.acamh.org/publications/book-reviews/autism-spectrum-disorder/">



Opiniões

“A comprehensive, scholarly, yet accessible introduction to autism spectrum disorder. In just 100 pages, the book presents a wealth of scientifically sound information on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder. It is sure to be a handy resource for clinicians, teachers, and students.” 
Tristram Smith, PhD, Professor, Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


Conteúdos

1. Description
    1.1. Terminology 
    1.2. Definition 
    1.3. Epidemiology 
        1.3.1. Prevalence Rates of ASD
    1.4. Course and Prognosis
        1.4.1. Trajectory of ASD

2. Theories and Models of ASD
    2.1. Early Theories and Models of ASD
        2.1.1. Leo Kanner
        2.1.2. Psychoanalytical Perspective
        2.1.3. Biological Models 
        2.1.4. Neurological Bases of ASD
        2.1.5. Social, Cognitive, and Neuropsychological Theories
        2.1.6. The Recent Past: ASD Classification

3. Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
    3.1. Assessment of Core Symptoms
        3.1.1. Screening Measures
        3.1.2. Diagnostic Measures
    3.2. Assessment of Associated Symptoms 
        3.2.1. Cognitive Functioning
        3.2.2. Language Functioning
        3.2.3. Adaptive Functioning
        3.2.4. Comorbid Disorders and Symptoms
    3.3. Assessment in the Presence of Multiple Disabilities
    3.4. Assessment of Change 
    3.5. Differential Diagnosis
        3.5.1. Cognitive Functioning
        3.5.2. Language Functioning and Communication Disorders
        3.5.3. Developmental Delays
        3.5.4. Other Psychological Disorders
    3.6. Comorbidities and Associated Conditions
        3.6.1. Psychiatric and Developmental Disorders

4. Treatments for Core and Associated Symptoms of ASD
    4.1. Methods of Treatment
        4.1.1. Psychosocial Interventions
        4.1.2. Pharmacological Treatment Models
        4.1.3. Approach to Review of Treatment Methods
        4.1.4. Comprehensive Treatment Programs for Early Childhood Education
        4.1.5. Targeted Psychosocial Treatment Programs for Social Communication Impairments
        4.1.6. Targeted Psychosocial Treatment Programs for Restricted, Repetitive Behaviors and Interests
        4.1.7. Targeted Psychosocial Treatment Programs for Speech/Language and Other Communication Impairments
        4.1.8. Behavioral Interventions for Comorbid and Associated Conditions 
        4.1.9. Psychopharmacological Treatments for Core and Associated Conditions
        4.1.10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    4.2. Mechanisms of Action
    4.3. Efficacy and Prognosis
    4.4. Variations and Combinations of Methods
    4.5. Problems in Carrying Out the Treatments
    4.6. Multicultural Issues
    4.7. Future Directions for ASD Treatment

5. Further Reading

6. References

7. Appendix: Tools and Resources

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