Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fourth Edition

Online ISBN: 9781118911389

DOI: 10.1002/9781118911389

About this Book

Now in a fully updated Fourth Edition, the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders is the most influential reference work in the field of autism and pervasive developmental disorders.

The handbook covers the latest research on:

  • Outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorders
  • Language and communication in autism
  • Motor control and motor learning processes of autism spectrum disorders
  • Genetics of autism spectrum disorders
  • Screening for autism in young children
  • Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder
  • Psychosocial interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
  • Alternative treatments

Volume One: Diagnosis, Development, and Brain Mechanisms includes the newest, most authoritative information on the neurological origins, diagnostic methods, developmental aspects of, and theoretical perspectives on pervasive developmental disorders.

Volume Two: Assessment, Interventions, and Policy contains the latest information on assessment, interventions, and policy ramifications surrounding pervasive developmental disorders.

This invaluable reference provides a comprehensive review of all information presently available about these disorders, drawing on findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, neurobiology, pediatrics, and more.


Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center where he directs the autism research program. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Autism and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He is the author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books, including A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Family Member Needs to Know (Wiley).

Sally J. Rogers, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute. She also serves on the editorial board of many publications, including the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Her research focuses on development of social relationships in people with disabilities and treatment efficacy in autism.

Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Founding Director of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Sacred Heart University, an affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, Editor of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, and Past President of the Connecticut Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. She has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by many associations, including the National Institute of Child Health and Development. She received the 2010 Inaugural Ritvo/Slifka Innovative Clinical Research Award from the International Society for Autism Research and has been a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991.

Kevin A. Pelphrey, PhD, is the Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and director of the Child Neuroscience Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on understanding the development of social cognition in children with and without autism spectrum disorders and other neurological disorders.