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The Science and Fiction of Autism

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674025691

Publication Date: 09/30/2007


304 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 tables


  • Introduction
  • 1. Critical Evaluation of Issues in Autism
  • 2. Characteristics of Autism
  • 3. Diagnosis and Assessment
  • 4. What Causes Autism?
  • 5. Are There Core Deficits in Autism?
  • 6. Developing Treatments That Work
  • 7. Are Other Treatments Effective?
  • 8. Miracle Cures or Bogus Treatments?
  • 9. Early Intervention, “Recovery,” and “Best” Treatment
  • 10. Educate Autistic Children!
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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