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Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for by Patricia Howlin

By Patricia Howlin

This sensible consultant to the therapy of youngsters with autism and Asperger syndrome commences with a complete evaluation of analysis into the character, factors and therapy of those complicated stipulations. a variety of remedies are explored and evaluated and recommendation is given to folks concerning the concerns to contemplate whilst looking therapy for his or her young ones. useful methods of impending numerous difficulties with regards to autism and Asperger syndrome are mentioned, significantly these linked to* language impairments* social deficits* ritualistic and stereotyped behavioursOutcomes of some of the remedies are defined and a couple of informative case experiences are integrated. The publication concludes via tackling the the most important want for applicable academic provision and early aid for households. young children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome is a necessary consultant for practitioners, academics and carers looking a complete, impartial appraisal of those stipulations and the various remedies on hand.

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1991). Klin et al. 12] page_23 < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 being similar to 'the phenomenological differences between lower functioning and higher functioning autism'. ' However, Lord and Rutter (1994) note that there have been very few adequately controlled comparative studies and 'research has been plagued from the start by a lack of clear definition of the syndrome'. Klin and Volkmar (1997) also criticise the inherent 'circularity' of many studies, since findings have often simply reflected the criteria adopted in subject selection.

1: Autism and related disorders in twins. social impairment. Szatmari et al. 3% of siblings had a pervasive developmental disorder, compared with none of the controls. Jorde et al. 7% if the first autistic child was male, and 7% if it was female. The most systematic and extensive study was conducted by Patrick Bolton and his co-workers in London (1994). Data were analysed on 195 parents and 137 siblings in the autism sample, and on 72 parents and 64 siblings in the control group (families of a child with Down's syndrome).

He observed children with and without autism interacting with their mothers. He then asked the mothers of the non-autistic children to interact with a child with autism, while mothers of autistic children were observed with a normal child. When interacting with a child with autism, both groups of mothers showed a number of unusual behaviours; when they were observed interacting with the non-autistic children these abnormal features disappeared. The conclusion was that it was the child's behaviour that affected parental responses; not the other way around!

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