Autism as an Executive Disorder / Edition 1

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Overview

Autism continues to fascinate researchers because of its debilitating effects and its complex nature and origins. The prevalent theory is that autism is characterized by difficulties in understanding mental concepts, but the contributors to this book present arguments for an alternative theory. Their research points strongly to the idea that autism is primarily a disorder of "executive functions", those involved in the control of action and thought. They emphasize the importance of the behavioral rigidity that arises in autism, such as resistance to change and obsession with regularity. The book provides a new and controversial perspective from some of the leading researchers in this field; it will interest psychologists and clinicians working to understand this disabling and baffling condition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198523499
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cambridge University
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Integrating the neurobiological and neuropsychological dimensions of autism 21
3 Towards an executive dysfunction account of repetitive behaviour in autism 57
4 Pretend play in autism: executive explanations 101
5 Validity tests of the executive dysfunction hypothesis of autism 143
6 Components of executive function in autism and other disorders 179
7 Motor-images, self-consciousness, and autism 215
8 How executive disorders can bring about an inadequate 'theory of mind' 256
Author index 305
Subject index 311
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