Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts

Author(s): Simon Baron-Cohen

Learning Disabilities

In this new book Simon Baron-Cohen summarizes the current understanding of autism and Asperger Syndrome. He explains the process of diagnosis, as well as the options for education and intervention for those with these conditions. Taking a lifespan approach, Professor Baron-Cohen considersa how the conditions affect very young children through to adulthood. He also outlines his new Empathizing-Systemizing (ES) theory, which aims to explain all of the psychological features of autistic-spectrum conditions. This book is designed firstly for people with these conditions and their families. It will be useful to clinicians, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care and support of people on the autistic spectrum. The book will also provide an invaluable introduction to the topic for students in the social and biological sciences.


Product Information

Endorsed by MAAP Services/ Highly commended in the Popular Medicine Category of the BMA Book Awards 2009

1. Meeting two people on the autistic spectrum; 2. The changing prevalence of autism through history; 3. Measuring the autistic spectrum; 4. Making the diagnosis; 5. The psychology of autism and Asperger Syndrome; 6. The biology of autism and Asperger Syndrome; 7. Intervention, education and treatment; 8. Appendix 1: The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ): adult version

General Fields

  • : 9780198504900
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : May 2008
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Baron-Cohen
  • : Paperback
  • : 0
  • : 616.85882
  • : 176
  • : Approximately 50 illustrations (line, halftone and two-tone)