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Children with Autism: A Developmental Perspective (Developing Child)

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A window on the insular world of autism, this book offers a rare close look at the mysterious condition that afflicts approximately 350,000 Americans and affects millions more. As they make sense of the many features of autism at every level of intellectual functioning across the life span, Marian Sigman and Lisa Capps weave together clinical vignettes, research findings, methodological considerations, and historical accounts. The result is a compelling, comprehensive view of the disorder, as true to human experience as it is to scientific observation.

Children with Autism is unique in that it views autism through the lens of developmental psychopathology, a discipline grounded in the belief that studies of normal and abnormal development can inform and enhance one another. Sigman and Capps conduct readers through the course of development from infancy to adulthood, outlining the differences between normal and autistic individuals at each stage and highlighting the links between growth in cognitive, social, and emotional domains. In particular, Sigman and Capps suggest that deficits in social understanding emerge in the early infancy of autistic children, and they explore how these deficits organize the development of autistic individuals through the course of their lives. They also examine the effects certain characteristics can have on an autistic person's adjustment over time. Their book concludes with an overview of existing interventions and promising avenues for further research.

Synopsis:

The aim of this book is to obtain a close look at the condition that afflicts over 350,000 Americans, autism. Research findings, methodological considerations, and historical accounts are explored, and the reader is conducted through the course of development from infancy to adulthood.

Synopsis:

As they make sense of the many features of autism at every level of intellectual functioning across the life span, Marian Sigman and Lisa Capps weave together clinical vignettes, research findings, methodological considerations, and historical accounts. The result is a compelling, comprehensive view of the disorder, as true to human experience as it is to scientific observation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-263) and index.

About the Author

Marian Sigmanis Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the <>University of California, Los Angeles.Lisa Cappswas Assistant Professor of Psychology at <>Berkeley.

Table of Contents

1. What is Autism?

2. Physiological Regulation, Perception, and Cognition in the Early Years

3. Development of Social and Emotional Understanding

4. Language Acquisition and Use

5. Middle Childhood

6. Adolescence

7. Stability of Individual Differences and Prediction over Time

8. In Search of Core Deficits and Causes of Autism

9. Interventions

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674053137
With:
Capps, Lisa
Author:
Capps, Lisa
Author:
Sigman, Marian
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Autism in children
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Special / Mentally Handicapped
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Psychology-Developmental - Child
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Developing Child (Paperback)
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
May 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , As they make sense of the many features of autism at every level of intellectual functioning across the life span, Marian Sigman and Lisa Capps weave together clinical vignettes, research findings, methodological considerations, and historical accounts. The result is a compelling, comprehensive view of the disorder, as true to human experience as it is to scientific observation.
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