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Concepts of normality : the autistic and typical spectrum

Author: Wenn Lawson
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lawson outlines the theory behind the thinking and beliefs of Western society that have led to the building of a culture that fails to be inclusive. She describes what a wider concept of 'normal'  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wenn Lawson
ISBN: 9781843106043 1843106043
OCLC Number: 191882031
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements.; Foreword.; Lucy Clark, Bristol University, UK.; Preface.; Petra Bjorn, Lund University, Sweden and Magnus Bjorn, Nimbus Resurscenter, Lund, Sweden.; Introduction.; 1. Developing Images of Normal and Influence Upon Concepts of Normality.; 2. Developing Concepts of the Autistic and Typical Spectrums.; 3. The Individual, Family and Society: More on How Ideas of Normality have Changed.; 4. A Typical Day and a Typical Conversation (Implications and Know-how for Conversing with Others).; 5. Whose Mind Do We Have? Knowing One Another.; 6. Autism, Sexuality and Normal.; 7. Whose Normal is it Anyway? Dr Dinah Murray, The University of Birmingham, UK.; 8. Inclusive and Accepting or Exclusive and Rejecting? Understanding Self and Other.; 9. The Mismeasure of Autism: The Basis for Current Autism 'Advocacy'. Estee Klar-Wolfon, The Autism Acceptance Project, Canada.; 10. Changing the Status Quo So That it Does Not Change Me but Allows Me to Develop My Fullest Potential.; References.; Resources.; Index.
Responsibility: Wendy Lawson ; foreword by Lucy Clark and Petra and Magnus Björne.
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Irrespective of whether the child has autism, spectrum disorder, high functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome, I would definitely recommend this book to professionals and parents. -- GAP Good Autism Read more...

 
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