Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Anne Bourque (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders first discusses auditory processing disorders are, specifically how auditory processing problems can affect children with autism spectrum disorders, and appropriate evidence-based treatments.

The authors highlight the challenges associated with making a dual diagnosis, and discuss specific anatomical differences in the central auditory pathway and brain.

Also highlighted is the need for improved research on intervention programs and the important service needs for families and children with autism spectrum disorders.

A study is presented wherein pediatric volition among children with autism spectrum disorders participating in the Holland Bloorview (HB) FIRST® robotics program is measured.

A review is carried out in order to describe the main neurotransmitters in autism spectrum condition patients. Among the studied neurotransmitters, increased serotonin and glutamate as well as decreased levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid N-Acetylaspartate and oxytocin appear to have the most empirical evidence.

The authors assess the relationship between autism spectrum disorder symptomatology, theory of mind, and other individual factor on children’s responses through a study attempting to determine the factors that contribute to the complexity of the emotion of embarrassment.

The closing study addresses that with respect to dietary issues, awareness of the eating habits and feeding problems experienced by autism spectrum disorder children needs to be emphasized among parents and guardians.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Auditory Processing Disorders and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Jay R. Lucker, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Howard University, Washington, DC, US)

Chapter 2. Understanding Hearing Loss in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Annette E. Hurley, PhD, and Sloane C. Henry, Department of Communication Disorders, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, US)

Chapter 3. Developmental Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Literature Review
(Magda Di Renzo, MD, Viviana Guerriero, PhD, Valeria Mammarella, MD, Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco, MD, Institute of Ortofonologia of Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4. Exploring the Pediatric Volition among Boys with Autism in an Adapted Robotics Program
(Suk Young Hong, Shannon Scratch. Fiona Moola and Sally Lindsay, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 5. Altered Neurotransmitter Metabolism in Autism Spectrum Condition
(Silvia Niñerola, Jordi Flores-Cervelló, Laura Campos-Berga, Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Máximo Vento and Ana García-Blanco, Neonatal Research Group, Health Research Institute La Fe, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. The Experience of Embarrassment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Denise Davidson, Juhi Lilwani, Kyra Zagorski, Kaitlyn Foust and Bridget Melody, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, and others)

Chapter 7. Diet- Related Issues With Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Seema Siddiqi and Asna Urooj, Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India)


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