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Theories of autism

by Cheryl D. Seifert

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Autism in children,
  • Autism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-91) and index.

    StatementCheryl D. Seifert.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRJ506.A9 S435 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination98 p. :
    Number of Pages98
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2225596M
    ISBN 100819177180, 0819177199
    LC Control Number89070483

      “This book gives an accessible overview of psychological theory in regard to autism, including recent developments and controversies. The highlight however is the commentary remarks at the end of each chapter by autistic people.   WCC theory has reinvigorated research into the perceptual abilities of individuals with autism, first pioneered by Hermelin and O’Connor in the s (see Happé, , for a review of WCC, and Happé & Frith, , for a review plus refinements to the theory; see Rogers & Ozonoff, , for a review of sensory dysfunction in autism). However.

    "Autism: Current Theories and Evidence, edited by Andrew Zimmerman, serves as an atlas or geophysical study of the archipelago of autism. this book is a valuable contribution to the effort to map autism, and it is a demonstration of the type of cooperation that is needed across scientific disciplines if progress is to be made in this effortPrice: $   Grimes' theory is an interesting approach to pinning down the slippery definition of introversion and, she says, it might help us gain deeper understanding of autism.

      It takes a look at the enigmas of Autism from historical/literary figures throughout history to what is being found by modern brain scanning. Uta Frith goes over some of the more interesting theories and tests. If one theory doesn't excite you, skip ahead to the next one. If Autism makes you curious, this is a great book!/5(22). Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Theories of Vygotsky Research over the past decade has acknowledged the impacts of characteristics and life-functioning for individuals on the autism spectrum. Models of support or interventions strategies have been researched but little, or limited practical or resourced models appeared as accessible for.


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Theories of autism by Cheryl D. Seifert Download PDF EPUB FB2

The mystery of autism has long enthralled both scientists and individuals. Over time, researchers have proposed various theories of the condition from the diametric mind to the extreme male brain.

Seifert's Theories of Autism is not an overview of existing theories of autism as the title might lead readers to suppose; rather, this book is much more interesting, because it details Seifert's development of a comprehensive, biosocial theory of autism.>>> (Contemporary Psychology)Cited by: 6.

Some theories attempt to explain its traits at the level of genes; others look at alterations in brain activity. Still others focus on the psychology of the condition. Two leading theories attempt to explain the skewed sex ratio in autism — why the condition is diagnosed more often in boys.

In this special report, we explain some of the most. Autism and Theory of Mind | The Autism Blog. The book also discusses more recent attempts to understand autism, including the ‘Double Empathy Problem’ and Bayesian theories.

In each case, the authors describe the theory, review the evidence and provide critical analysis of its value and by:   Well written, well explained, lots of information, different topics such as autism in history and literature, theories that explain autism, main researchers, and everything fitting in a neat structure.

Uta Frith is an authority when it comes to autism and asperger syndrome and it's worth to read and re-read the bookCited by: "Autism: Current Theories and Evidence, edited by Andrew Zimmerman, serves as an atlas or geophysical study of the archipelago of autism.

this book is a valuable contribution to the effort to map autism, and it is a demonstration of the type of cooperation that is needed across scientific disciplines if progress is to be made in this effort.". Furthermore, consideration is given to any implication from the theories in relation to the distinction or otherwise between the various autistic subgroups.

Finally, future directions in autism research are identified, especially in terms of methodological advances and whether the three theories can be by: The empathizing–systemizing (E–S) theory is a theory on the psychological basis of autism and male–female neurological differences originally put forward by English clinical psychologist Simon classifies individuals based on abilities in empathic thinking (E) and systematic thinking (S).

It measures skills using an Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ) and. Book Description. Based on Francesca Happé’s best-selling textbook, Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory, this completely new edition provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about er-Watson and Happé explore the relationship between theories of autism at psychological (cognitive), biological and behavioural levels, and.

The strength of the E-S theory is that it is a two-factor theory that can explain the cluster of both the social and non-social features in autism spectrum conditions. Below-average empathy is a simple way to explain the social-communication difficulties, whilst average or even above-average systemising is a way of explaining the narrow.

Autism Causes To date, there is no accepted single cause of Autism although there are numerous theories. It is becoming apparent that: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is most probably caused by multiple factors interacting in complex ways (i.e.

genes, environment and brain development). With investigative groups running independent of each other, the major goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to theories of autism, including results of major studies of behavior Read more.

Note that it’s a thick book, but worth it, as it also takes on other subjects, such as the debunked “vaccines caused autism” theory.

Buy now The verdict: Books about autism. Theories of Autism 1st Edition by Peter Hobson (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both : Peter Hobson.

This chapter provides an overview of the major theoretical accounts of autism, especially the theory of mind hypothesis, the executive dysfunction hypothesis, and weak central coherence theory, each of which has aimed to explain autism in terms of a single underlying cognitive by: In Authoring Autism Melanie Yergeau defines neurodivergence as an identity—neuroqueerness—rather than an impairment.

Using a queer theory framework, Yergeau notes the stereotypes that deny autistic people their humanity and the chance to define themselves while also challenging cognitive studies scholarship and its reification of the neurological passivity of autistics.

Bruno Bettelheim (Aug – Ma ) was an Austrian-born psychologist, scholar, public intellectual and author who spent most of his academic and clinical career in the United States. An early writer on autism, Bettelheim's work focused on the education of emotionally disturbed children, as well as Freudian psychology more generally.

In the U.S., he later gained a position as. The theory may help explain why the same rare mutation only sometimes leads to autism and in other cases, leads to epilepsy, schizophrenia or other conditions. The common variants a person has may determine whether a rare mutation leads to autism or to something else.

Psychodynamic theory is a powerful tool in explaining and treating the behavioral symptoms of autism. Specifically, the object relations theories of Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion explicate the meanings and developmental challenges associated with autism.

This review paper expanded into a book-length work, Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior (hereafter Infantile Autism), which Rimland submitted as a manuscript to the Appleton-Century-Crofts Company, which was headquartered in New York City, New York, in for its annual competition.

Kanner wrote.D. Current Knowledge – Theoretical models of autism and autism theory We aim to explain the five elements of a proposed framework of models of autism (see Table 1), which could also.Persistence of the theory.

According to Peter Breggin's book Toxic Psychiatry, the psychogenic theory of autism was abandoned because of political pressure from parents' organizations, not for scientific example, some case reports have shown that profound institutional privation can result in quasi-autistic symptoms.

Clinician Frances Tustin devoted her life to the theory.