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Autistic intelligence : interaction, individuality, and the challenges of diagnosis

Author: Douglas W Maynard; Jason Turowetz
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"As autism has become a widely prevalent diagnosis, we have grown increasingly desperate to understand it. Whether through baseless blame on vaccination or struggles to determine the potential genetic origins of autism, Americans have devoted a great deal of thought to what autism is and where it comes from. In "Autistic Intelligence," Douglas Maynard and Jason Turowetz focus on a different origin of autism: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas W Maynard; Jason Turowetz
ISBN: 9780226815985 0226815986 9780226816005 0226816001
OCLC Number: 1241246009
Description: pages cm
Contents: Common sense and the interaction order of the clinic --
A brief history and biology of autism diagnosis: why we need an interactional approach --
An tnteractional entrance to autism diagnosis --
Autistic intelligence as uncommon sense --
Varieties of autistic intelligence --
Doing diagnosis: narrative structure --
Is autism real? --
Interaction and the particular autistic person.
Responsibility: Douglas W. Maynard and Jason Turowetz.

Abstract:

"As autism has become a widely prevalent diagnosis, we have grown increasingly desperate to understand it. Whether through baseless blame on vaccination or struggles to determine the potential genetic origins of autism, Americans have devoted a great deal of thought to what autism is and where it comes from. In "Autistic Intelligence," Douglas Maynard and Jason Turowetz focus on a different origin of autism: the diagnostic process. By turning to diagnosis, they ask us to begin with the basic questions of what norms we measure autistic behavior against, why we understand autistic behavior as disordered, and how we go about assigning that disorder to particular people. The authors take a close look at a clinic in which children are assessed for and diagnosed with autism. They spent hours in assessment evaluations with psychologists, pediatricians, parents, and children, and the resulting data enabled them to make plain the systems, language, and categories that clinicians rely upon when making their assessments. Those diagnostic tools determine the kind of information doctors can gather about children, and indeed, those assessments affect how children act. Autism is not a stable category, they show, but the result of an interpretive act. And in the process of diagnosing children with autism, they argue, we miss all of the unique contributions they make the world around them"--

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