Diagnosis and Assessment in Autism

  • Eric Schopler
  • Gary B. Mesibov

Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov
      Pages 3-14
    3. Michael Rutter, Eric Schopler
      Pages 15-36
    4. Mary Akerley
      Pages 59-67
  3. Diagnostic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Fred R. Volkmar, Donald J. Cohen
      Pages 71-89
    3. Dennis P. Cantwell, Lorian Baker
      Pages 111-122
  4. General Assessment Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Michael D. Powers
      Pages 139-165
    3. Michael L. Jones
      Pages 183-197
    4. Sandra Harris
      Pages 199-210
    5. Daniel J. Raiten
      Pages 211-223
  5. Special Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Michael Rutter, Ann LeCouteur, Catherine Lord, Hope Macdonald, Patricia Rios, Susan Folstein
      Pages 239-259
    3. Gary B. Mesibov, Marian Troxler, Susan Boswell
      Pages 261-270
    4. Linda R. Watson, Lee M. Marcus
      Pages 271-301
    5. Nancy M. Johnson-Martin
      Pages 303-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-327

About this book


Division TEACCH, located in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of the first programs in the country to understand that autism was an organic rather than a biologic condition. We were also one of the earliest programs to recognize the enormous variability in characteristics and behaviors of children described as autistic. For these reasons, the processes of diagnosis and assessment have always been important and central to our program. We are therefore extremely pleased to have a volume representing the most current thinking of the field's leaders in these important areas. As with the preceding books in our series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in Chapel Hill each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. Rather, conference participants are asked to develop a full chapter around their presentations. Other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute chapters as well. These volumes are designed to provide the most current knowledge in research and professional practice available on the most important issues defining and clarifying autism.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Schopler
    • 1
  • Gary B. Mesibov
    • 1
  1. 1.Division TEACCHUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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