What Science Tells Us about Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making the Right Choices for Your Child

Author(s) : Raphael A. Bernier, Author(s) : Geraldine Dawson, Author(s) : Joel T. Nigg

What Science Tells Us about Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making the Right Choices for Your Child

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : June 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 328
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 95096
  • ISBN 13 : 9781462536078
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462536
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What have scientists learned about the causes of autism spectrum disorder? Why do different kids have such different symptoms, and what are the best ways to deal with them? Will there ever be a cure? From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child. Separating fact from fiction about causes, treatments, and prevention, the book guides you to make lifestyle choices that support the developing brain.

From the impact of sleep, exercise, diet, and technology, to which type of professional help might be the right fit, the authors cover it all with expertise and compassion. Learn about the choices you face--and the steps you can take--to build a happier, healthier life for your child and family.

About the Author(s)

Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Duke Center for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment at Duke University. She served as Founding Director of the University of Washington Autism Center. An internationally recognized autism expert with a focus on early detection, intervention, and brain plasticity in autism, Dr. Dawson is a passionate advocate for families. She is coauthor of An Early Start for Your Child with Autism.

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