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Autism : a very short introduction

Author: Uta Frith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Very short introductions, 195.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is autism and Asperger syndrome? How early can autism be recognized? What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Are we all a little bit autistic? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood. It has captured the public  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uta Frith
ISBN: 9780199207565 0199207569
OCLC Number: 216938487
Description: 129 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of illustrations --
1: Autism spectrum --
2: Changing face of autism --
3: Huge increase in cases --
4: Autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder --
5: Social communication: the heart of the matter --
6: Seeing the world differently --
7: From theory to practice --
Specialist references --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 195.
Responsibility: Uta Frith.
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What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? This  Read more...

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