Adolescent Mental Health
The stated aim of this book is to close the gap between the research and clinical pratice, providing professionals with a synthesis of research, theory and clinical practice. Gabriels and Hill have succeeded admirably in this goal, with chapter topics ranging from diagnosis and genetics through to services for adults and families. This is an excellent and informative book that will be useful to many professionals in the fields of research, clinical practice or education.
The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Although there continues to be a gap between research and practice in the field of autism, Gabriels and Hill have narrowed the divide with this comprehensive review of the research literature, as well as current clinical practice methodologies. They have successfully evaluated the behavioural, neurological, social, and educational material and have provided the reader with analysis of the application of such data. This inspiring text is highly recommended for both the researcher, as well as the clinician.
Journal of Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This book has been comprehensively researched and is well written. It has extensive references, recommended websites, and many practical suggestions and charting devices that could help professionals and families in assisting a child with autism. This book targets critical aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as offering ideas on the integration of research findings and clinical application to aid the professional in addressing the child and family's needs. It provides the professional with a resource guide to assist the child and family from initial diagnosis through treatment.
The chapters dedicated to diagnosis and assessment provide a useful and concise resource for understanding the condition and the processes the child and family must enter to. Overall, this a book worth recommending for therapists working in the field and it is good to see such a complex field looked upon with a view to gaining more empathy and understanding for the children and families involved.
British Journal of Special Education
this book is certainly worthwhile background reading for those working with children on the autism spectrum. It reminds and clarifies, and promotes coherence within a complex field.
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
A well written and well produced book providing and excellent introduction to autism for those who are not familiar with the field. In that it also provides up-to-date research information on various approaches to therapy, it is likely to be helpful, too, for those seeking an up-date on research in this area…it really does, as the title suggests, bridge the gap from research to individualised practice.
Young Minds Magazine
Robin Gabriels and Dina Hill and many other esteemed authors have produced an admirable attempt at bringing together much of the available research that can be applied to the everyday lives of children with autism and Asperger's syndrome.
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
The authors encourage the reader to see situations from the perspective of the person with autism, or his or her carer, giving examples of reactions to interventions and ideas regarding how the professional may handle situations.