and Asperger's Disorder: Diagnosis to Treatment
of mental Health and mental retardation
Annual Physician's Conference, April 10, 2002
Peter Tanguay, M.D.
Reading for Parents
Syndrome - a guide for parents and professionals, by Tony
Attwood. This is a thoughtful description of the syndrome and
its treatment by someone who is an expert on the subject. If there
is any one book you should read to understand the nature and treatment
of Asperger's Disorder, this is it. The publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Bryna, The World of the Autistic Child - Understanding and Treating
Autistic Disorders. (ISBN 0-19507667-2) Published by Oxford
University Press. Written by a psychologist who is expert on treatment
issues, it offers a balanced view of treatment of persons with
autism or Asperger's Disorder.
Stanley, The Challenging Child. Available in paperback from
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. This is a good review of the
symptoms of what has been called 'difficult temperament' and 'regulatory
dysfunctions' in children. It offers many useful suggestions on
what parents can do to help such children.
Reading - Journal Articles
of Autism and Asperger's Disorder
(2000), Pervasive Developmental Disorder: a ten year review,
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
and the Workgroup on Quality Issues (1999), Practice parameters
for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and
adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc. Psychiatry 38
Le, CA, Gottesman, I, Bolton, P, Simonoff, E, Yuzda, E, Rutter,
M (1995), Autism as a strongly genetic disorder: evidence from
a British twin study. Psychological Medicine 25:63-77
Phillips,W, Rutter, M (1996), Autism: toward an integration of
clinical, genetic, neuropsychological, and neurobiological perspectives.
J. Child Psychol.Psychiatry 37:89-126
Communication in the Autism Spectrum
Peter E., Robertson, Julia and Derrick, Ann, (1998) A dimensional
classification of autism by social-communication domains, Journal
of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37:
271-277 (Awarded the 1998 Rieger Award for the most significant
paper published by a child psychiatrist in the Journal of the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1997/98).
Julia, Tanguay, Peter, L'Ecuyer, Suzanne, Sims, Allison and Waltrip,
Courtney, (1999) Domains of social communication handicap in autism
spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38: 738-745
Capps (1997) Children with Autism - A Developmental Perspective
Harvard University Press, Cambridge
of autism and Asperger's Disorder
B, Hayer, C, and Tanguay, P. (in press) Selecting Treatments for
the Pervasive Developmental Disorders, in Gabbard, G. (Ed.-In-Chief),
Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, 3rd Edition, American
Wetherby, AM (1998), Understanding the continuum of discrete-trial
traditional behavioral to social-pragmatic developmental approaches
in communication enhancement for young children with autism/PDD.
[Review] [98 refs]. Seminars in Speech & Language 19:329-352
Asperger's Syndrome - a guide for parents and professionals,
(1998), Jessica Kingsley Books, 324 pp.
Garand, JD (1993), Social stories: improving responses of students
with autism with accurate social information. J. Autism and
Developmental Disorders 23:593-617