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Autism

Uta Frith.

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 144 pages.

Autism: A Very Short Introduction asks: What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main...

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Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder

Uta Frith.

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 3835 words.

‘Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder’ asks: why is autism a neurodevelopmental disorder? Mental disorders that are ultimately due to genetic causes and present from early childhood are...

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The autism spectrum

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 5408 words.

‘The autism spectrum’ examines three individuals from different parts of the autism spectrum. It explains how all of the ‘autisms’ originate from before birth, and all affect the developing...

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The changing face of autism

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 4907 words.

‘The changing face of autism’ examines the history of autism. With the boundaries of the autistic spectrum still in flux, it asks: Will there be a clear line to distinguish autistic...

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From theory to practice

Uta Frith.

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 5067 words.

‘From theory to practice’ explains that autistic disorders are far too heterogeneous and too complex for a single satisfying account. It is frustrating that there is no answer yet to what...

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A huge increase in cases

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 3419 words.

Since the 1990s there has been an increase of 172 per cent of people diagnosed as autistic. ‘A huge increase in cases’ looks at the possible causes of autism. It is very unlikely that...

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Seeing the world differently

Uta Frith.

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 5210 words.

‘Seeing the world differently’ examines the savant talents possessed by some autistic people. It asks: Could a different way of processing information lead to a different kind of...

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Social communication: the heart of the matter

Uta Frith.

in Autism

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Child and Developmental Psychology. 5229 words.

‘Social communication: the heart of the matter’ asks: Why can't you fully share in the social world if you are autistic? Is there an extra social sense, beyond sound, sight, or touch, that...

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