Learning and Cognition in Autism

Hardcover | January 31, 1995

EditorEric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov

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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.

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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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:January 31, 1995Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306448718

ISBN - 13:9780306448713

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Table of Contents

Introduction and General Issues: Introduction to Learning and Cognition in Autism; E. Schopler, G.B. Mesibov. Cognitive Functioning in Autism: An Overview; L. Green, et al. Verbal and Nonverbal Cognitive Processes; H.K. Myklebust. Relationship between Autism and Learning Disabilities; R.D. Cox, G.B. Mesibov. Thinking and Learning: Motivating Communication in Children with Autism; L.K. Koegel, R.L. Koegel. The Assessment and Interpretation of Intellectual Abilities in People with Autism; A.J. Lincoln, et al. A Fresh Look at Categorization Abilities in Persons with Autism; L.G. Klinger, G. Dawson. How People with Autism Think; T. Grandin. Social Cognition: Social and Cognitive Understanding in High-Functioning Children with Autism; M.D. Sigman, et al. Theory of Mind in Autism; F. Happé, U. Frith. Executive Functions in Autism; S. Ozonoff. Facilitating Social Inclusion: Examples from Peer Intervention Programs; C. Lord. Education and Treatment: Structured Teaching in the TEACCH System; E. Schopler, et al. Cognitive Education of Young Children with Autism: An Application of Bright Start; G. Butera, H.C. Haywood. Educational Strategies in Autism; S.L. Harris. Educational Approaches in Preschool: Behavior Techniques in a Public School Setting; A.S. Bondy, L.A. Frost. Index.

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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)