Neurobiological Issues 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-xxii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov
      Pages 3-11
    3. Robert Jay Reichler, Eugene M. C. Lee
      Pages 13-41
    4. Judith M. Rumsey, Martha B. Denckla
      Pages 43-61
    5. Alan W. Cross, Larry R. Churchill, Michael C. Sharp, Nancy M. P. King
      Pages 63-79
  3. Neurological and Genetic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Susan E. Folstein, Michael L. Rutter
      Pages 83-105
    3. Marcel Kinsbourne
      Pages 107-125
    4. Deborah Fein, Bruce Pennington, Lynn Waterhouse
      Pages 127-144
    5. George R. Breese, Robert A. Mueller, Stephen R. Schroeder
      Pages 145-160
  4. Neurological and Genetic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Luke Y. Tsai
      Pages 179-189
    3. Catherine Lord, Eric Schopler
      Pages 191-211
    4. G. Robert DeLong, Margaret L. Bauman
      Pages 229-242
  5. Neurochemical, Biochemical, and Nutritional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Glen R. Elliott, Roland D. Ciaranello
      Pages 245-261
    3. Arthur Yuwiler, Daniel X. Freedman
      Pages 263-284
    4. Eric Courchesne
      Pages 285-324
    5. Daniel J. Raiten
      Pages 325-338
  6. Medication Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Magda Campbell, Richard Perry, Arthur M. Small, Wayne H. Green
      Pages 341-356
    3. Thomas Gualtieri, Randall W. Evans, Debra R. Patterson
      Pages 373-388
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-418

About this book


As a division of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at ChapeI Hili, TEACCH has always been involved in the latest biological research on autism and related developmental disabilities. However, until now there has not been sufficient information to justify aseparate volume on this most important topic. Recent advances both in our under­ standing of the brain and in the technology to facilitate the measurement of neurological functioning have stimulated significant growth, which is reflected in this volume. As with the preceding books in this series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in ChapeI Hili each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. lnstead, conference participants are asked to develop chapters around their presentations, and other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute as weil. These volumes are intended to provide the most current knowledge and professional practice available to us concerning major issues in autism.


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Editors and affiliations

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

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