The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

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Dedicated to the memory and work of Lisa Capps, this volume is a forum for scholars and practitioners interested in the typical and atypical development of persons with autism. Each chapter is focused on theoretical considerations and the empirical evidence regarding a specific aspect of functioning, but common themes of development are considered throughout. Within this framework, the contributors provide a detailed and comprehensive account of the development of persons with autism. The book is divided into four sections: (1) Developmental, Neurobiological, Genetic, and Family Considerations; (2) Attention and Perception; (3) Cognition, Theory of Mind, and Executive Functioning; and (4) Social and Adaptive Behaviors. With the consideration of this broad range of topics, this volume is both a state-of-the-art resource about autism and a unique contribution to the study of development. It will be of interest to researchers and care providers from several domains, including psychology, psychiatry, social work, developmental psychology, and education. This volume can be used as a text in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses, and as a resource in applied settings.The following paragraphs, summarizing Lisaa#39;s own view of her accomplishments in the field of autism and her plans for the future, were written at the end of November 1995 when she applied for an academic position at the University of California at Berkeley. ... At the same time I worked as a clinical research assistant at New York Psychiatric Institute, and on studies of narrative with Drs. Jerome Bruneranbsp;...

Title:The Development of Autism
Author:Jacob A. Burack, Professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology Jacob A Burack, Tony Charman, Nurit Yirmiya, Philip R. Zelazo
Publisher:Routledge - 2001-06-01


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