Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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A Practical Guide for Parents
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Artikel-Nr:
9780857008602
Veröffentl:
2014
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
320
Autor:
Thomas Ballesteros
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible descriptions and explanations of autism and related conditions, diagnostic tests, conventional and complementary therapies, and more.

This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes:

- a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms
- an explanation of common diagnostic tests
- a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work
- tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems
- advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project
- and all the latest medical information.

This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.

Preface. 1. When Your Child is Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sue X. Ming, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurologist and Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. 2. Co-occurrence of Neurological Disorders with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Sue X. Ming, MD, PhD. 3. Co-occurrence of Psychiatric Disorders with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and Their Management. Lisa Ford, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 4. Gastrointestinal Disorders That Can Lead to Both Physical and Behavioral Problems. Iona M. Monteiro, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 5. Allergies and Immune Mediated Conditions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Harumi Jyonouchi, MD, Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 6. Oral and Dental Issues for the Person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Evan Spivack, DDS, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Mark D. Robinson, DMD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Tomas J. Ballesteros, DMD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. 7. Genetic Considerations for the Individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Beth A. Pletcher, MD, Pediatric and Medical Geneticist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 8. Traditional Treatment Options for the Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Caroline Hayes-Rosen, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 9. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Jeffrey Kornitzer, MD, Pediatric Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurosciences and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 10. Environmental Risk Factors and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Sue X. Ming, MD, PhD. 11. Tests for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and Their Associated Medical or Behavioral Conditions. Devorah Segal, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurosciences and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 12. The Medical Home for Your Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD, Child Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. 13. Working with Non-Physician Members of Your Child's Treatment Team. Caroline Hayes-Rosen, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. 14. Puberty and Sexuality. Susan R. Brill, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine and Chief, Adolescent Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, Tishi Shah, MD, Pediatric Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Peter's University Hospital, and Barbie Zimmerman-Bier, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Chief, Developmental Pediatrics, Saint Peter's University Hospital. 15. Bridging the Gap to Adulthood: Navigating the Transition to Your Child's Future. Susan L. Connors, MD, Internist, Lurie Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Lexington, MA, and Julie O'Brien, MEd, LMHC, Lurie Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. 16. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and the Law. Gary McAbee, DO, JD, Professor of Neuroscience, New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Seton Hall University, Edison, NJ and Chief of Pediatric Neurology, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus, NJ. 17. Participating in a Research Project. Sue X. Ming, MD, PhD.

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