Autism (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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2nd Edition
Whurr Publishers Ltd
232 x 154 x 9 mm
240 g
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49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Autism (häftad)


Medical and Educational Aspects

Häftad Engelska, 1999-02-01
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Though autism is one of the best documented and validated childhood psychiatric syndromes, there remains an enormous gap between theoretical understanding of autism and understanding of it in the practice of daily life. This book aims to go some way towards bridging that gap. In common with visual or auditory impairments, the cause of autism is physical, biological and organic. Likewise, just as people with impaired sight or hearing need education and guidance specific to their needs, people with autism require specialized education and support matched to their particular difficulties. This book, aimed at the medical community and the teaching profession, introduces the medical background to autism and discusses current educational approaches to helping those diagnosed as autistic. The book sets out to inspire as well as to inform those involved with the medical or educational management of people with autism.
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Theo Peeters, Opleidingscentrum Autisme, Antwerp and C. Gillberg, University of Goteborg


Introduction - AUTISM AS A SYNDROME OF HYPERREALISM - Steven, Sven and the others. An apple and an orange. Mistanpitaaeniten. The hyperrealists - AUTISM AS A DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER - The significant development scales. The ven more significant stories. The special story of people with Asperger syndrome. Where is it heading? - THE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM AND DISORDERS OF THE AUTISM SPECTRUM - Classic autism, or Kanner's syndrome. Disorders of the autism spectrum. Considerations for the differential diagnosis. A constantly recurring difficulty: the IQ. Neuropsychologcail tests. How frequently should the diagnosis be made? - THE BIOLOGIAL BASIS OF AUTISM - Autism seldom comes alone. Possible causal factors. Morphological and biochemical signs of brain dysfunction. Laying one's finger on the problem(s). A provisional synthesis. Practical conclusion: work-up required - EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM: RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MEDICAL VIEWPOINT - Above all, a need for structure. Frequent medical problems. Problems associated with specific syndromes of te autism spectrum. Medication - EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM: THE MAJOR EDUCATIONAL STARTING POINTS - Herman, behavioural problems and the myth of Procrustes. jan and the limited power of abstraction. More on the level of abstraction. Maria and the language trap. The five axes of professional training and education - EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES - Where? When? How long? Communication. Self-help and domestic skills. Work skills and work behaviour. Leisure skills. Social skills. In conclusion - References - Epilogue.