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The Neurology of Autism

Mary Coleman

Abstract

This book uses the tools of neurological analysis to address a number of major questions that have arisen in the study of autism. The answers it presents have important implications for the direction of future autism research, diagnosis, and treatment. What are the neurological signs and symptoms of autism? The latest information is presented in an in-depth discussion of epilepsy, cranial circumference, changes in muscle tone, stereotypies, and mutism found in children with autism. In addition, a template is provided for practitioners to follow when conducting neurological examinations of a c ... More

Keywords: neurological analysis, autism research, autism diagnosis, autism treatment, epilepsy, cranial circumference, muscle tone, stereotypies, mutism, Asperger syndrome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182224
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Coleman, editor
Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA