Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

In this authoritative and empowering book, one of the world’s leading experts on early child development gives caregivers of children on the autistic spectrum the knowledge they need to navigate the complex maze of symptoms, diagnoses, tests, and treatment options that await them. For more than thirty years, James Coplan, M.D., has been helping families […]

Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

This article is one of a series of publications by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) working groups on evidence-based clinical practice (EBP) in neurologic communication disorders. The EPB project was initiated in 1997, when ANCDS established committees of experts to develop EBP guidelines for the following areas: dysarthria, aphasia, dementia, apraxia, […]

Talking to Eating Disorders

Talking to Eating Disorders

When a friend or family member shows signs of an eating disorder, the first impulse is to charge in, give advice, and fix what is wrong. But these tactics-however well-intentioned-can backfire. This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section […]

Teaching Social Behavior to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Social Stories[Tm]: Implications for School-Based Practice (Report)

Teaching Social Behavior to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Social Stories[Tm]: Implications for School-Based Practice (Report)

Introduction Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include autism, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are a group of disorders characterized by a host of difficulties with social interactions, communication, and repetitive behaviors or interests (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Although currently defined by a triad of impairments, difficulties with social relationships and […]

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The liver is the largest gland in the human body and performs a number of functions including glycogen storage, plasma protein synthesis and detoxification. Exposure to a wide variety of insults such as alcohol, drugs, chemicals, viruses and bacteria makes the liver one of the most frequently injured organs in the body. This leads […]