autism

It is generally accepted that Asperger’s syndrome (AS) lies within the autism spectrum, and as such it has long been seen entirely as a developmental disorder consisting of impairments in social interaction, social communication and imagination (Wing & Gould, 1979)....

‘Whenever I talk about real cases, real lives, the students love it, and it sparks discussion and ideas. There must be some way of showing that our discipline is about people, about personal stories… they are changed by psychology, but they change psychology as well.’ So said...

Is there no end to the variety of odd objects autistic children will eat? There are days when I believe my son would be quite happy with a daily menu of baby lotion, rabbit food – and perhaps a little toilet paper for roughage! (Feinstein, 2000)

Autism spectrum...

Many clinical and child psychologists will tell you that children with one behavioural condition often have others too. Known as comorbidity, this co-occurrence of conditions often applies to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....