Autism Books - 1978

Juliette Alvin.
Music therapy for the autistic child (London: Oxford University Press, 1978). Also New York. 118 pages. Compares musical and autistic behavior and has some case studies. [autism,music]
Ann W. Bachrach, Ada R. Mosley, Faye L. Swindle & Mary M. Wood.
Developmental Therapy for Young Children with Autistic Characteristics (University Park Press, 1978). 185 pages. Also Pro-Ed. ISBN: 083911186X ; ISBN: 0936104619 . [autism,treatment]
Cynthia Marie Bodenheimer.
Unimodal vs. bimodal information processing in autistic children : the integration and dominance of the haptic, visual, and kinesthetic senses (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University, 1978). 139 pages. [autism,thesis]
Don W. Churchill.
Language of Autistic Children (Washington: V. H. Winston & Sons, 1978). 139 pages. ISBN: 0470264179 . [autism]
Eleanor Craig.
One, Two, Three ... The Story of Matt, A Feral Child (McGraw-Hill, 1978). Republished 1991. Presents a case history of a child who is variously described as autistic, schizophrenic, and retarded, who is rescued by the therapist author from his over-protective mother. It's unclear whether she believes that his mother caused all his problems or was merely exacerbating them. The book only reveals in very very small print that it's "a composite of a number of cases of the problems faced by the social service and medical profession in the diagnosis, treatment, and development of capabilities of such children" (i.e. this didn't actually take place). [autism,disability,psychoanalysis,account]
Carroll Jean Grant.
An ecological study of the interactions of children with autistic-like behavior and their assigned teachers (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University, 1978). 273 pages. [autism,thesis]
Josh Greenfield.
A Place for Noah (Holt, Reinhart, & Winston, 1978). Minireview: Greenfield's "Noah" books are about the "worst case scenario", parents left with no resources and no support in dealing with an autistic child. This shows the havoc caused by a child never taught. ISBN: 003089896X (hardcover, 310 pages); ISBN: 0671826506 (paperback, Pocket, 1979); ISBN: 0671419099 (paperback, 302 pages, Pocket, 1980); ISBN: 0156720000 (paperback, 310 pages, Harcourt, 1989). [autism,account]
David A. Krug, Joel Arick & Patrician Almond.
Autism screening instrument for educational planning (Western Psychological Services, 1978). [autism,se]
Harlan L. Lane & Richard Pillard.
The Wild Boy of Burundi: a study of an outcast child (New York: Random House, 1978). 188 pages. Researchers go off to Burundi to investigate reports of a feral child supposedly raised by monkeys, discover the child is autistic instead, and promptly lose interest. ISBN: 0394412524 . [autism]
Ann Lovell.
In A Summer Garment: The Experience of an Autistic Child (London: Secker and Warburg, 1978). Also Lion, 1985. This is a newer title of Simple Simon: the story of an autistic boy. The story of how Mrs Lovell brought up her son, Simon, who is autistic, during the sixties, in South England. Before he went to a National Autistic Society school, she taught him using a variety of methods - Doman's strategy for reading/leaning words (with large flash cards), music, horse riding etc., many of which anticipated some of today's educational practices for handicapped children. ISBN: 0436260557 . [autism,account]
National Institute of Mental Health.
Parents as cotherapists with autistic children (Rockville, Md.: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1978). Part of the series Parent-child program series report. 11 pages. [autism,parent]
Michael Rutter & Eric Schopler, ed.
Autism: A reappraisal of concepts and treatment (New York: Plenum Press, 1978). Associated with the International Symposium on Autism of 1976 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 12-15, 1976. ISBN: 0306310961 (hardcover, 540 pages). [autism,proceedings]
Special Learning Corporation.
Readings In Autism (Pearson Education, 1978). Part of the series Special Education. Periodical, from 1978. See revised edition by Bell. ISBN: 0895680084 . [autism]
Ann P. Turnbull & H. Rutherford Turnbull, III.
Parents Speak Out: Views from the Other Side of the Two-Way Mirror (Columbus: C.E. Merrill, 1978). c1978. Story of her step-son Jay. ISBN: 0675010438 (paperback, 210 pages). [autism,account]
Herbert Yahraes.
New light on autism and other puzzling disorders of childhood (Rockville, Md.: Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1978). Part of the series National Institute of Mental Health Science Reports. 19 pages. [autism]