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By Sheila Coates, John Richer

This quantity takes a multidisciplinary method of autism, its motives and coverings, bringing jointly members from assorted fields - psychology, drugs, schooling, biology - from all over the world. either clinical and scientific learn is gifted and mentioned by way of specialists, and questions equivalent to the constitution of suggestion and the character of autism are analyzed. mom and dad and lecturers describe sensible thoughts that have proved winning and provides their perspectives at the remedies to be had. This e-book stocks the data collected via all fields learning autism to supply a better coherence to our realizing of it.

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It tolls for thee. (Donne, Devotions, 1624) Attachment Intimately connected with these processes are those related to attachment. Parental sensitivity, including the synchrony of behaviour between parent and child, is a feature of children with a secure attachment relationship to that parent (de Wolff and Ijzendoorn 1997). An attachment relationship is built up between parent and child. This can be secure or insecure to varying degrees according to how much the child trusts that the parent will satisfy its needs.

This conferred great social advantage. Failure to do so confers great social disadvantage. The social puzzlement, alienation and incompetence of autistic people is unsurprising given this lack of integration. The development of human culture, with its intimate sharing of ideas, requires this integration. One way of redescribing a culture is that it is our 4 ‘group mind’. Autistic children are culturally ‘semi-detached’. They are not quite ‘of the same mind’. Unsurprisingly again, they have trouble mindreading.

Shaver (eds) Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications. New York: Guilford. Main, M. and Hesse, E. (1990) ‘Parents’ unresolved traumatic experiences are related to infant disorganised attachment status: is frightened/frightening parental behaviour the linking mechanism? In M. Greenberg, D. Cicchetti and M Cummings (eds) Attachment in the Preschool Years. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. N. ’ American Journal of Psychiatry 135, 11, 1371–1374. N. ’ Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry 17, 1, 29–45.

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