Review of Behavioural concerns & autistic spectrum disorders: Explanations and strategies for change.

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Reviews the book, Behavioural concerns & autistic spectrum disorders: Explanations and strategies for change by John Clements and Ewa Zarkowska (2000). This book prepares anyone for the challenges of working with an individual with Autism Spectrums Disorders (ASD). The book opens with Clements and Zarkowska's conceptualization of human behavior, both normative and aberrant. The authors expatiate about how autistic symptoms increase the vulnerability or susceptibility of a person to behave in a way that others find problematic, and how one develops judgments about which behaviors are deemed difficult or maladaptive. The authors employ the body of the book to illustrate how deficits in understanding, social relating, well-being, competence, obsessions, sensitivities, and motivation can produce behavioral maladaption. The book is filled with parental and professional insights that only come from years of experience. This clinical wisdom makes this book a great addition to the library of anyone interested in Autism Spectrums Disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Autism
  • *Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • *Symptoms
  • Behavior

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  • Luther Kalb

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