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Autism: Medical and Educational Aspects, 2nd Edition

Autism: Medical and Educational Aspects, 2nd Edition

Theo Peeters , Chris Gillberg

ISBN: 978-0-470-05988-3

Aug 2006

120 pages



This book attempts to go some way towards bridging the gap between theoretical understanding of autism and understanding it in the practice of daily life. The cause of autism is physical, biological and organic and people with autism require specialised education and support matched to their particular difficulties.

Autism AS A Syndrome OF Hyperrealism.

Steven, Sven and The Others. An Apple and an Orange. Mistanpitaaeniten.

The Hyperrealists.

Autism AS A Developmental Disorder.

The Significant Development Scales. The ven More Significant Stories.

The Special Story of People With Asperger syndrome.

Where is it Heading?

The Medical Diagnosis OF Autism AND Disorders OF The Autism Spectrum.

Classic Autism, or Kanner' s Syndrome. Disorders of The autism Spectrum.

Considerations for The Differential Diagnosis.

A Constantly recurring Difficulty.

The IQ. Neuropsychologcail Tests.

How Frequently Should the Diagnosis be Made?

The Biologial Basis OF Autism.

Autism Seldom Comes alone.

Possible Causal Factors.

Morphological and Biochemical Signs of Brain dysfunction.

Laying One' s Finger on The Problem(s).

A Provisional Synthesis. practical Conclusion.

Work-up Required.

Education AND Guidance OF People With autism.

Recommendations From The Medical Viewpoint.

Above All, a Need for structure.

Frequent Medical Problems.

Problems Associated With Specific syndromes of  the Autism Spectrum.


Education AND Guidance OF People with Autism.

The Major Educational Starting Points .


Behavioural problems and The Myth of Procrustes.

Jan and The Limited Power of Abstraction. more on The Level of Abstraction.

Maria and The Language Trap.

The Five Axes of professional Training and Education.

Education AND Guidance OF People With autism.

Practical Examples - Where? When? How Long? Communication.

Self-help and Domestic Skills.

Work Skills and Work Behaviour.

Leisure Skills.

Social skills.

In Conclusion.