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Title:
Navigating the medical maze with a child with autism spectrum disorder : a practical guide for parents
Author:
Ming, Sue X.
Publication Information:
London and Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
320 pages; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781849059718
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes:

- a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms
- an explanation of common diagnostic tests
- a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work
- tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems
- advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project
- and all the latest medical information.

This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.


Author Notes

Sue X. Ming, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurologist and pharmacologist. She has been working with children with ASDs for more than 16 years at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, where she is currently Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology.
Beth A. Pletcher, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, where she has been working for over 20 years. She is a pediatrician and medical geneticist, caring for many children and young adults with developmental disabilities and ASDs.


Table of Contents

Sue X. MingSue X. MingLisa FordIona M. MonteiroHarumi JyonouchiEvan Spivack and Mark D. Robinson and Tomas J. BallesterosBeth A. PletcherCaroline Hayes-RosenJeffrey KornitzerSue X. MingDevorah SegalJennifer BainCaroline Hayes-RosenSusan R. Brill and Tishi Shah and Barbie Zimmerman-BierSusan L. Connors and Julie M. O'BrienGary McAbeeSue X. Ming
Disclaimerp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Chapter 1 When Your Child Is Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorderp. 13
Chapter 2 Co-occurrence of Neurological Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 25
Chapter 3 Co-occurrence of Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 36
Chapter 4 Gastrointestinal Disorders That Can Lead to Both Physical and Behavioral Problems in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 50
Chapter 5 Allergies and Immune-Mediated Conditions in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 60
Chapter 6 Oral and Dental Issues for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 81
Chapter 7 Genetic Considerations for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 101
Chapter 8 Traditional Treatment Options for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 121
Chapter 9 Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 138
Chapter 10 Environmental Risk Factors and Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 158
Chapter 11 Tests for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Associated Medical or Behavioral Conditionsp. 169
Chapter 12 The Medical Home for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 184
Chapter 13 Working with Non-Physician Members of the Treatment Team for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 194
Chapter 14 Puberty and Sexuality for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 207
Chapter 15 Bridging the Gap to Adulthood: Navigating the Transition for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Their Futuresp. 218
Chapter 16 Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Lawp. 239
Chapter 17 Participating in a Research Project for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 251
Glossaryp. 262
Contributorsp. 276
Referencesp. 279
Indexp. 314

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