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13_Autism_new_3_per_page - Autism Click here Overview...

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Autism Click here Overview Autism at the behavioral level What does it look like? Autism at the biological level What causes it? A cognitive theory What part of the mind is not working properly? The ‘theory of mind’ theory of autism Developmental psychopathology and it’s relevance to development? Looking at development that does not proceed typically can tell us about normal development Looking at patterns of what goes wrong, along with what might remain intact can tell us about brain/mind organization Note: domain specific approach. Our focus: autism
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Autism: a little history: … first descriptions … Kanner: 1943 Asperger: 1944 Autism at the behavioral level Making sense of symptoms: the ‘triad of impairments’ communication socialization imagination
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NON-typical Features of Autism ‘Savant’ abilities Music: example 1 Also found not in other cases, calendar calculation: example 2 Motor stereotypical behavior Girls 3:1 increasing to 10:1 as level of function increases Diagnosis Often late (3+ years) Early diagnosis important for best chances for intervention to succeed: e.g. Parent checklists Is there an Autism Epidemic?
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