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

By Patricia Howlin

This sensible consultant to the therapy of kids with autism and Asperger syndrome commences with a complete evaluate of study into the character, reasons and remedy of those complicated stipulations. a variety of cures are explored and evaluated and recommendation is given to folks concerning the concerns to contemplate whilst looking remedy for his or her young children. functional methods of drawing close numerous difficulties with regards to autism and Asperger syndrome are mentioned, particularly these linked to* language impairments* social deficits* ritualistic and stereotyped behavioursOutcomes of some of the remedies are defined and a couple of informative case stories are integrated. The publication concludes by way of tackling the the most important desire for applicable academic provision and early aid for households. kids with Autism and Asperger Syndrome is an important advisor for practitioners, lecturers and carers looking a finished, independent appraisal of those stipulations and the various cures on hand.

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E. planning and organisational abilities; disengaging from external stimuli; inhibiting inappropriate responses; self-monitoring and making use of feedback, and sustaining or switching cognitive set). Executive dysfunction, in turn, has been postulated as being a result of frontal lobe disturbance. Other research has suggested deficits in lateralisation, or in the temporal lobe area. Unfortunately, failure on psychological tests can be due to many different factors and cannot be taken as prima facie evidence of structural brain dysfunction.

17] page_32 < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 appropriately, with careful attention being given to early history as well as current state, confusion over differential diagnosis should be avoidable. Problems are most likely to occur not in the diagnosis of children but of adults who come to the attention of services later in life. Many of these cases tend to be of higher intellectual ability or suffer from Asperger syndrome and hence their problems may be misinterpreted. When seen by adult psychiatric services their unusual affect, concrete thought processes, misunderstanding of language, and abnormal preoccupations can still result in a mistaken diagnosis of schizophrenia, even in the absence of any first-rank psychotic symptoms.

Unfortunately, failure on psychological tests can be due to many different factors and cannot be taken as prima facie evidence of structural brain dysfunction. In most cases, imaging studies have failed to support hypotheses about the involvement of specific brain structures, although very recent work by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues suggests that, unlike normal controls, subjects with autism tend to rely more on pre-frontal areas, rather than the amygdala area, when required to process emotional and social stimuli.

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