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Introduction

Mary Coleman and Catalina Betancur

in The Neurology of Autism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the history of autism. It then discusses the timing of autism, the nosology of autism, chromosomal disorders associated with autism, and ... More


The Epidemiology of Autism

Christopher Gillberg

in The Neurology of Autism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews the major epidemiological studies performed in the field of autism (including so-called ASDs). Studies published in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and from 2000 are considered. ... More


Brains, Pedigrees, and Promises: Lessons from the Politics of Autism Genetics

Chloe Silverman

in Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150468
eISBN:
9781400840397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150468.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter tells the story of two parent groups, the Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN) and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR), and their efforts to promote genetic research on autism. ... More


The Neurology of Autism

Mary Coleman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book uses the tools of neurological analysis to address a number of major questions that have arisen in the study of autism. The answers it presents have important implications for the ... More


Clinical presentation of neuropsychiatric disorders

Ronan O’Carroll

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.032
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

Clinical neuropsychology plays a crucial role in the assessment of cognitive impairment in clinical practice and in research in psychiatry. Recent advances in knowledge have allowed for more ... More


The Cranial Circumference in Autism

Michele Zappella

in The Neurology of Autism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the cranial circumference in children with autism/Asperger syndrome. The chapter details Sotos syndrome, Cole-Hughes macrocephaly syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Orsvatisk 1997 ... More


“The Shooter Has Asperger’s”: Autism, Belief, and “Wild Child” Narratives

Simon J. Bronner

in The Practice of Folklore: Essays toward a Theory of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822628
eISBN:
9781496822673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822628.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

A common belief, or folk psychology, expressed in press reports about shootings in schools is that the perpetrators have Asperger's syndrome or disorder. Redefined in diagnostic guides on the autism ... More


Effective Interventions for Students With Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Michelle S. Ballan and Karen S. Hoban

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370584
eISBN:
9780199893430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370584.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses interventions for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). These include: applied behavior analysis, a discipline devoted to understanding the function ... More


The Division of a Syndrome

Elizabeth Fein

in Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479864355
eISBN:
9781479873005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864355.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides an ethnographic case study of divided medicalization—the process through which multivalent, identitarian conditions get produced and then reduced to fit within a preexisting, ... More


Resilience and Adaptive Management in Piano Pedagogy for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions

Michael B. Nitzberg and Jeff Todd Titon

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The co-authors are a concert pianist with the autism spectrum condition (ASC) Asperger's syndrome (Nitzberg) and an ethnomusicologist who researches autism (Bakan). Through their collaboration, they ... More


Dotan Nitzberg

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Dotan Nitzberg’s hands fly across the piano keyboard at lightning speed, bringing to life a musical work that he believes captures the essence of his Asperger’s mind. “Liszt’s etude, ‘Dance of the ... More


The Dilemma of Cure

Elizabeth Fein

in Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479864355
eISBN:
9781479873005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864355.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the ethical questions surrounding the cure and prevention of autism as they are negotiated by families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and related autism spectrum conditions. ... More


Understanding the genetics of empathy and the autistic spectrum

Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Simon Baron-Cohen

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Empathy includes the ability to understand other mind and respond appropriately to them. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) often have difficulties in these domains, and are associated ... More


Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community

Elizabeth Fein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479864355
eISBN:
9781479873005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864355.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Autism is a deeply contested condition. To some, it is a devastating invader, robbing families of their children and sufferers of their personhood. To others, it is a form of neurodiversity, a ... More


Interlude: If You’ve Met One Autistic Reviewer …

Jason Tougaw

in The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interlude, Tougaw examines cultural responses to Christopher Haddon’s highly acclaimed and controversial novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Building on a mantra of ... More


Maureen Pytlik

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

In 2017, Maureen Pytlik graduated from Ottawa’s Carleton University with degrees major in both clarinet performance and mathematics. Her curriculum also included advanced music theory studies and ... More


Introduction

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

How do autistic people make, experience, and find meaning in music? And why does it matter to them that they do? These are the guiding questions put forth at the beginning of the introductory ... More


The Spectrum of Twice Exceptional and Autistic Learners and Suggestions for Their Learning Styles

Richard O. Williams and Jeffrey Freed

in Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190645472
eISBN:
9780190645496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645472.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter compares the exceptionalities and learning disabilities found in twice exceptional (2e) learners with those of learners on the autistic spectrum who have identifiable autistic traits but ... More


Bowling Together

Elizabeth Fein

in Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479864355
eISBN:
9781479873005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864355.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Conclusion ends this clinical ethnography with recommendations, suggesting that interventions for autism attend not only to individual bodies but also to the repair of strained social ties and ... More


‘Sweet was my mother’s milk’: 1881–1902

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Béla Bartók's early life from his birth in 1881 up to the year 1902. Bartók was born on March 25, 1881 in Nagyszentmiklós (Great Saint Nicholas) in Torontál County, Hungary. ... More


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