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Book review: Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Senior occupational therapist Jo Ball reviews Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Mohammad Ghaziuddin

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

£12.99 | 200pp

ISBN: 9781843108184

This is a useful reference book which explores different medical issues relating to people with autism. It recognises that people with autism are more likely than others to experience additional medical problems and highlights the importance of consideration being given to these areas.

The author covers issues such as epilepsy, sensory issues and errors in metabolism, and explores related syndromes. The information provided appears to be supported with evidence well.

It is a small and relatively easy to read book but, because it is short, it only touches on each of the areas superficially. It may whet the appetite of an interested professional and prompt more detailed reading. As the title suggests the

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