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by Uta Frith

Autism and Asperger Syndrome download ebook
ISBN:
0521384486
ISBN13:
978-0521384483
Author:
Uta Frith
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; Annotated edition edition (January 31, 1992)
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257 pages
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1550 kb
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1361 kb
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Medicine
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Rating:
4.9

Journal of Psychopharmacology, Vol. 10, Issue. This book is highly commended to a variety of readers, including medical and behavioural scientists, parents, friends and even sufferers from Asperger syndrome. It is clear, succinct and so far unique in its presentation of important findings relating to this impairment.

It is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of autism. It was named in honor of Hans Asperger (1906–80), who was an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatrician. An English psychiatrist, Lorna. An English psychiatrist, Lorna Wing, popularized the term "Asperger's syndrome" in a 1981 publication; the first book in English on Asperger syndrome was written by Uta Frith in 1991 and the condition was subsequently recognized in formal diagnostic manuals later in the 1990s.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome book. Most notable is Dr. Lorna Wing, who developed and advocated for the term autism spectrum, especially notable here in that Kanner’s and Asperger’s descriptions of the same condition vary so considerably, this book describing the higher-functioning form of autism that bears Asperger’s name.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life – it is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel that Asperger syndrome is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. Some people with Asperger syndrome also have mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels and types of support.

The story of autism contains many puzzles, but none more tantalizing than the problem of the eccentric individual who appears to be both intellectually gifted and mentally handicapped and who finds it difficult to deal with everyday social interaction and communication. Such individuals are increasingly recognized as suffering from Asperger Syndrome. The argument presented in this book is that they suffer from a form of autism, but that they can compensate for this handicap to a remarkable degree

Uta Frith provides the English translation of Asperger's paper, and shows how much adaptation, learning and personal development is possible if there is a sensitive understanding of the precise problems involved.

It examines humor expression and understanding in autism and Asperger syndrome in the context of the main psychological theories (Theory of Mind, Executive Functions, Weak Central Coherence and Laterization models) and associated neural substrates.

The story of autism contains many puzzles, but none more tantalizing than the problem of the eccentric individual who appears to be both intellectually gifted and mentally handicapped and who finds it difficult to deal with everyday social interaction and communication. Such individuals are increasingly recognized as suffering from Asperger Syndrome. The argument presented in this book is that they suffer from a form of autism, but that they can compensate for this handicap to a remarkable degree. In this volume the foremost experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of the syndrome, richly illustrated with examples from their clinical practices. Clinical accounts are balanced with personal accounts and some as yet preliminary research data. Asperger's classic paper is translated and annotated. The insights of this pioneer of autism have been unjustly neglected but reflect a very modern awareness of the many forms of autism and the wide range of individual differences in the men and women who suffer from this disorder. Asperger Syndrome individuals with their intellectual and linguistic ability and their desire for social adaptation are extremely vulnerable.
Reviews:
  • Huston
The book in itself is informative, since there exists no other study like his. Having read the original Asperger thesis, however, I found her book disappointing, if not infuriating. In her translation, Frith left out the first most important pages that explained how the pediatrician and pedagogue, H.A., reached his diagnosis of autism, which he concluded not necessarily to be a psychological but a genetic disorder only to be ameliorated by pedagogic measures. In her own accompanying article, Fith criticized the descriptions of his autistic subjects as being too harsh. Has he characterized one of his boys as "malicious," she tried to correct this with "aloof." What? Hitting, spitting and kicking would be "aloof?" Fith appears to have little understanding of what autism is all about. Her efforts in this and later writings focussed on protecting autistics from the bullying of others (don't say anything nasty about them). In sharp contrasts, Hans Asperger's efforts had been teaching them to become functioning and employable adults, not victims. Incidentally, and for the lack of another term, autistics can be very malicious. The only reservation one could raise, they do not get the emotional consequences of their actions, namely the pain the other feels because of their actions.
  • Gom
This is a classic piece of work on Aspergers Syndrome written long before the many current works on this subject. The original paper on Aspergers is included in this book,and is unavailable elsewhere as far as I know. When I purchased this book, I immediately understood one of my children who is an Aspie, and was finally able to adjust my actions and approach to fit with his needs. Sure,there are many books on this subject now, but this is where understanding began, and it still has a lot to say.
  • Wafi
If you read about Asperger syndrome, then you will inevitably come across references to Uta Frith and her translation of Hans Asperger's original work. After reading about this book so much I felt I had to read the source, and it was a very worthwhile read. It is amazing how many times I've read what amounts to something paraphrasing things in this book without explicitly citing it as a source in addition to the countless times I've seen this book specifically referenced.
  • Bumand
nice condition.
  • Mezilabar
This book is an extremely dry read (as you should expect). The insights are reflective of the time and yet it is very insightful and enlightening. I am very pleased with this book. It opened my eyes to my son's condition and allowed for better understanding. It is written by medical professional(s) so some medical terminology knowlege is helpful. It is very insightful to see issues that Asperger's patients had and how they dealt with it. Very helpful!
  • Stanober
This book is a must-read for those who are interested in understanding the origins of and distinctions between autism spectrum diagnoses. Contains the very first translation of Hans Asperger's original paper.
  • Nilarius
If you are interested in Autism and the Aspergers Syndrome as described by Hans Asperger, then this is the book for you!
This book is one of the most important books to read for people working with persons diagnosed with autism/Asperger syndrome. A very good and thorough desription of essential characteristics of the way these disorders affect the life of autistic individuals.