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Autism Spectrum Conditions : a Guide by Eddie Chaplin

By Eddie Chaplin

Autism Spectrum stipulations: A advisor is a accomplished advent to operating with individuals with autism spectrum stipulations, which addresses their wishes around the lifespan and around the variety of highbrow functioning. even though the content material is grounded in evidence-based perform and up to date examine, the textual content is meant to be as functional as attainable, delivering perception into the typical lives of individuals with autism  Read more...

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Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 25 25 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 1: The assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders The Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) (Lord et al, 1994) This is a standardised, semi-structured interview conducted with a parent or caregiver. The interview assists the clinician to perform a detailed survey of language development, social interests, play and social interaction, communication and other patterns of behaviour.

He also had difficulty with making friends, and was teased by classmates. As John’s parents get older they are increasingly worried about how he will support himself in the future. 28 Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 28 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 1: The assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders Developmental history With John’s consent, his parents provided an account of his developmental history. There was some delay in language acquisition; John started using simple phrased speech aged four.

There was a history of communication difficulties. John has never engaged in ‘small talk’. He seldom initiates a conversation, and talks exclusively about his own interests. His parents reported that John has never seemed very expressive; it is impossible to tell how he is feeling and he cannot easily describe his emotions. He has a longstanding interest in military history, and a vast collection of books, newspaper articles and DVDs. His knowledge of facts relating to World War I is exceptional.

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