Learning and Cognition in Autism

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This first-of-its-kind volume describes the cognitive and educational characteristics of people with autism. Leading experts in the field contribute papers to this book, explaining intervention techniques and strategies. Parents, researchers, professionals, and clinicians interested in educating people with autism will appreciate this volume.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Overview

This first-of-its-kind volume describes the cognitive and educational characteristics of people with autism. Leading experts in the field contribute papers to this book, explaining intervention techniques and strategies. Parents, researchers, professionals, and clinicians interested in educating people with autism will appreciate this volume.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An introduction to cognitive approaches to understanding and working with people with autism. Covers cognitive and social deficits and intervention strategies, verbal and nonverbal cognitive processes, motivating communication in autistic children, assessment and interpretation, social cognition, the TEACCH system, and educational strategies. Includes a subjective discussion of autistic thinking. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"This collection of works [...] will delight educators, parents, and other researchers who struggle to understand why and how thinking style affects behavior in people with autism [...]an interesting and useful read."
(Contemporary Psychology)
"The book provides an impressive overview of the recent advances in cognitive as well as educational and general treatment strategies based on this knowledge base for children with autism. It is recommended for all professionals in the field of autism and related disorders."
(European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
"This is the ninth book in the series [...] and it easily maintains the high standards of its predecessors [...] For anyone interested, or involved in the field of autism this book, like those that have gone before, should be considered essential reading."
(Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781489912886
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Series: Current Issues in Autism Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Learning and Cognition in Autism 3
Ch. 2 Cognitive Functioning in Autism: An Overview 13
Ch. 3 Verbal and Nonverbal Cognitive Processes 33
Ch. 4 Relationship Between Autism and Learning Disabilities 57
Ch. 5 Motivating Communication in Children with Autism 73
Ch. 6 The Assessment and Interpretation of Intellectual Abilities in People with Autism 89
Ch. 7 A Fresh Look at Categorization Abilities in Persons with Autism 119
Ch. 8 How People with Autism Think 137
Ch. 9 Social and Cognitive Understanding in High-Functioning Children with Autism 159
Ch. 10 Theory of Mind in Autism 177
Ch. 11 Executive Functions in Autism 199
Ch. 12 Facilitating Social Inclusion: Examples from Peer Intervention Programs 221
Ch. 13 Structured Teaching in the TEACCH System 243
Ch. 14 Cognitive Education of Young Children with Autism: An Application of Bright Start 269
Ch. 15 Educational Strategies in Autism 293
Ch. 16 Educational Approaches in Preschool: Behavior Techniques in a Public School Setting 311
Index 335
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