Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics, Causes and Practical Issues
- Jill Boucher - City University London, UK
Autism | Autism | Child Development in Psychology | Child Development in Psychology |
What are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the 'autistic spectrum'? How can we explain behavioural patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people on the autistic spectrum?
From historical information to methods of assessment, and from intervention to education and support, this informative and accessible text explores theories at the psychological, neurobiological and 'first cause' levels. This fully up to date Third Edition answers these questions with a strong practical focus, encompassing the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders. New features include:
- Further reading suggestions
- Glossary of technical terms
- Updated information on autism support services
- Personal illustrative examples
Jill Boucher is a retired academic psychologist. Her most recent post was Professor of Developmental Psychology at City, University of London.
The book has been added to our Learner Experience module, where PGCE trainees consider to individual needs and challenges learners face in the classroom.
Builds on previous edition
Detailed and compassionate. An excellent companion reosurce for those training to teach in SEN provision.
A really well structured and evidence based text. The use of examples and case studies in boxes adds to interest and accessibility.
This is a really helpful book which encompasses a lot of the key topics covered in the module.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: The Fuller Picture: Shared Characteristics