Autism

From the Series Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders
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Autism is a mysterious, complex disorder that affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines: What Is Autism? What Causes Autism? How Effective Are Autism Treatments? Will New Research Prevent or Cure Autism?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2009
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders
Language English
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 9781601520586, 9781601523389B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2009-01-01
Author Peggy Parks
Dewey 616.85
 

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up Each of these books contains the same foreword, stating that part of the series goal is to present “information on a current topic in a user-friendly style that invites, intrigues, and fosters understanding.” Mission accomplished. The organized, uniform structure includes an opening overview of the disease or disorder, with subsequent chapters divided into three parts: text, quotations from primary sources, and “Facts and Illustrations,” which includes bulleted snippets of information and color photographs and drawings. While the illustrations are helpful access points, their separation from the text can be inconvenient. The firsthand or expert accounts that open chapters and are sprinkled throughout are astutely selected and seamlessly woven into the presentation. These quality sources could be used in a variety of different ways-straight reporting for speech or debate ideas (Anorexia’s discussion of “pro-Ana” Web sites could be used in debates on free speech, for example), or as a springboard for further research.

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-Each of these books contains the same foreword, stating that part of the series goal is to present “information on a current topic in a user-friendly style that invites, intrigues, and fosters understanding.” Mission accomplished. The organized, uniform structure includes an opening overview of the disease or disorder, with subsequent chapters divided into three parts: text, quotations from primary sources, and “Facts and Illustrations,” which includes bulleted snippets of information and color photographs and drawings. While the illustrations are helpful access points, their separation from the text can be inconvenient. The firsthand or expert accounts that open chapters and are sprin-kled throughout are astutely selected and seamlessly woven into the presentation. These quality sources could be used in a variety of different ways-straight reporting for speech or debate ideas (Anorexia’s discussion of “pro-Ana” Web sites could be used in debates on free speech, for example), or as a springboard for further research.

Author: Peggy Parks

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