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2. The changing face of autism

2. The changing face of autism  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199207565
‘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 ... More
5. Where does synaesthesia come from?The role of genetics and learning

5. Where does synaesthesia come from?: The role of genetics and learning  

Julia Simner

in Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
Published Online: 
Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191813405
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.003.0005
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9780198749219
Why are the brains of synaesthetes so ‘communicative’ and how exactly do synaesthetic sensations form? ‘Where does synaesthesia come from? The role of genetics and learning’ asks whether ... More
7. From theory to practice

7. From theory to practice  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0007
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9780199207565
‘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 ... More
6. The question of synaesthesia

6. The question of synaesthesia  

Julia Simner

in Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191813405
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198749219.003.0006
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ISBN: 
9780198749219
‘The question of synaesthesia’ looks at arguments against the Neonatal Synaesthesia Hypothesis and at other controversies and outstanding issues facing the field. It discusses the ... More
4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder

4. Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0004
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9780199207565
‘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 ... More
3. A huge increase in cases

3. A huge increase in cases  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199207565
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 ... More
1. The autism spectrum

1. The autism spectrum  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199207565
‘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 ... More
4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination

4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0005
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9780199646593
‘Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination’ examines the influence of the people around infants as well as their imaginative games on cognitive and social/emotional ... More
Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Autism: A Very Short Introduction  

Uta Frith

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199207565
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 ... More
6. Seeing the world differently

6. Seeing the world differently  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199207565
‘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 ... More
7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology

7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0007
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9780198753896
‘Extending the reach of clinical psychology’ concerns the future, and reviews some recent developments that seem likely to take clinical psychology further in its quest to balance science ... More

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