Autism as an Executive Disorder / Edition 1

Autism as an Executive Disorder / Edition 1

by James Russell, Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198523491

ISBN-13: 9780198523499

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Autism continues to fascinate researchers because of its debilitating effects and its complex nature and origins. Contributors to this book present arguments that autism is primarily a disorder of "executive fu nctions", those involved in the control of action and thought. The boo k provides a new and controversial perspective from some of the leadin g researchers

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Autism continues to fascinate researchers because of its debilitating effects and its complex nature and origins. Contributors to this book present arguments that autism is primarily a disorder of "executive fu nctions", those involved in the control of action and thought. The boo k provides a new and controversial perspective from some of the leadin g researchers in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198523499
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Introduction1
2Integrating the neurobiological and neuropsychological dimensions of autism21
3Towards an executive dysfunction account of repetitive behaviour in autism57
4Pretend play in autism: executive explanations101
5Validity tests of the executive dysfunction hypothesis of autism143
6Components of executive function in autism and other disorders179
7Motor-images, self-consciousness, and autism215
8How executive disorders can bring about an inadequate 'theory of mind'256
Author index305
Subject index311

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