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Understanding Autism For Dummies is a companion and counselor to caregivers of autistic children and adults. Drawing from a range of experts, this book includes sections on differentiating the various autistic disorders, particularly Asperger's syndrome, the role of genetics in autism, and the suspected relationship of childhood shots to autism as well as other suspected causes.  The book shares with readers the symptoms that may suggest autism, diagnosis and treatment of the disability, physical, speech, nutritional, and other therapies for autism.  Further sections discuss the problems of sensory stimulation, range of behavioral problems associated with autism, autistic savants, and how to educate children with autism.  In addition, readers will find autism success stories and how to calculate the costs of autistic care with the lack of financial aid for adults with autism as well as web sites and other resources for caregivers of autistic people.

  • Foreword(第xvii頁)
  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第2頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第3頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第3頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第4頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第6頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第7頁)
  • Part I: Understanding Autism(第9頁)
    • Chapter 1: Autism: The Big Picture(第11頁)
    • Chapter 2: From Classification to Treatment: Scanning the Autism Spectrum(第27頁)
    • Chapter 3: Causes, Clusters, and Clues: Where Does Autism Come From?(第39頁)
    • Chapter 4: Getting a Diagnosis(第53頁)
    • Chapter 5: Asperger Syndrome and Autism(第71頁)
  • Part II: Addressing Physical Needs(第93頁)
    • Chapter 6: Injecting Yourself with Knowledge about Autism Medication(第95頁)
    • Chapter 7: Improving Immunity and Boosting Biochemistry(第109頁)
    • Chapter 8: Optimizing Nutrition(第129頁)
  • Part III: Enhancing Learning and Social Skills(第145頁)
    • Chapter 9: Choosing an Appropriate Behavioral, Developmental, or Educational Intervention(第147頁)
    • Chapter 10: Dealing with Learning and Sensory Differences(第181頁)
    • Chapter 11: Finding a Learning Environment That Fits Your Child’s Needs(第207頁)
    • Chapter 12: Legally Speaking: Making the Most of Your Child’s Education(第235頁)
    • Chapter 13: Fostering Healthy Relationships(第253頁)
  • Part IV: Living with Autism as an Adult(第271頁)
    • Chapter 14: For Adults with Autism: Living Well after K-12(第273頁)
    • Chapter 15: For Adults with Autism: Fostering Friendships and Romantic Relationships(第301頁)
    • Chapter 16: Special-Needs Planning for the Future(第319頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第333頁)
    • Chapter 17: Ten Tactful Responses to Challenging Questions or Comments(第335頁)
    • Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do after a Diagnosis(第341頁)
    • Chapter 19: Where to Go for More Help(第345頁)
  • Index(第355頁)
紙本書 NT$ 640
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