Asperger Syndrome

Second Edition
Assessing and Treating High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Edited by James C. McPartland, Ami Klin, and Fred R. Volkmar
Foreword by Maria Asperger Felder

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Asperger Syndrome is likely to be a standard reference for educators, occupational and speech therapists, school and testing psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatrists for many years to come.”

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

“This is a well-written, comprehensive, well-documented, and referenced text. It is edited by individuals with much experience in this area….This book will serve as an excellent resource for any graduate program focusing on developmental disabilities and autism. It is recommended reading for anyone dealing with AS, HFA, and ASD.”

Child and Family Behavior Therapy

“For those who seek to support the many individuals who have received a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome (AS), this comprehensive book provides a much-needed road map. Written by foremost experts in the field, it offers both scientific and clinical perspectives, with topics ranging from genetics and brain function to social skills training. Clinicians and researchers will find this book useful for making informed decisions about treatment options and for guiding future research.”

—Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Duke University

“The second edition of this valued, well-known book is as good as the first. It offers a perfect balance between clinically relevant, highly useful information and cutting-edge research into the biology and phenomenology of AS. Chapters on neuropsychological characteristics, communication, lifespan development, and behavioral and pharmacological treatments will be especially useful to the practitioner. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field who has contributed to current knowledge. Although the focus is AS, clinicians will find that nearly all of the content also applies to individuals with high-functioning autism. I look forward to using this book as a text with my neuropsychology and child clinical trainees and as a reference in my clinical practice.”

—Deborah Fein, PhD, UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut

“This book is a staple for the professional who is working in any capacity with individuals who have AS. The first edition was critical in helping the autism and mental health communities understand what was then a relatively new concept, so having this comprehensive update is a real treat for practitioners and researchers. As the recognition of AS has increased, so too have our questions about how best to meet the service and educational needs of individuals and their families, and this volume effectively captures the evolution of the field. Seasoned practitioners and graduate students alike will find refreshing clarity in the overview of issues related to shifts in the diagnostic classification of AS. My copy of the second edition is sure to get as dog-eared and tattered as the first!”

—Valerie L. Gaus, PhD, private practice, Huntington, New York

“Since the first edition was published, there have been quantum leaps in how spectrum diagnoses are formed, processed, received, and treated. Bravo to the editors and the contributing authors of this volume, who have succeeded in giving this essential guide a true update. The book has deep range, is clearly written, and has been authored by clinical professionals and academics who are some of the best in the field. A tremendous accomplishment.”

—Michael John Carley; Founder, GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership); author of Asperger's from the Inside Out

“This greatly anticipated second edition remains the most comprehensive work on AS. It contains current information on diagnosis and treatment of high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, written by international experts in the field. The change in nosology of AS in DSM-5 is addressed. Of special significance is the new chapter on the transition to higher education, as most of the work published to date has focused on younger children. This important volume should be in the resource library of all autism professionals, and will also be of interest to parents.”

—Lori S. Shery, President and Founder, ASPEN® (asperger Autism SPectrum Education Network)