Introduction. 1. Read this Chapter! General Principles of Diagnosis. 2. Read this Chapter! General Principles of Treatment. 3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 4. Learning Disorders and Differences. Robert R. Wolff and Martin L. Kutscher. 5. Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview. 6. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level I (Asperger’s Syndrome) and Its Treatment. Tony Attwood. 7. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. 8. Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Martin L. Kutscher with Joelle Glick. 9. Tics and Tourette’s. 10. Depression. 11. Bipolar Disorder. 12. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. 13. Central Auditory Processing Disorders. 14. Medications. Appendix 1. Behavioral Checklist. Appendix 2. Quick Quiz on Executive Function. Appendix 3. Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Hygiene. Appendix 4. Further Reading: Books and Internet Resources. References. About the Authors. Subject Index. Author Index.
Martin L. Kutscher, M.D. is a pediatric neurologist with more than 25 years’ experience of diagnosing neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties, Asperger’s Syndrome, and tic disorders and helping families affected by them. His private practice is limited to pediatric behavioral neurology, with offices in Rye Brook, W. Nyack, Middletown, and Wappingers Falls, New York. He was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the New York Medical College and he is the author of ADHD – Living with Brakes and Children with Seizures, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Tony Attwood, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in the field of Asperger’s Syndrome. Over the last 30 years he has worked with hundreds of individuals with this condition. He is the author of the classic Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Robert R. Wolff, M.D. has extensive experience with childhood neuro-behavior problems and is currently an Assistant in Neurology at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.