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A History of Autism. Conversations with the Pioneers. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227249
  • Book
  • June 2010
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day.
  • Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it
  • Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field
  • Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations
  • Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition
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Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Dame Stephanie Shirley xv

Introduction 1

1 The Two Great Pioneers 9

2 The 1950s: The Seeds of Understanding 37

3 Blaming the Parents 54

4 The 1960s: The Parents Fight Back 76

5 The Two Teaching Pioneers 117

6 The 1970s: Major Steps Forward 139

7 Definition, Diagnosis, and Assessment: The History of the Tool 165

8 The 1980s and 1990s: Theories and Concepts 203

9 Autism in the Developing Nations 233

10 Where the Future Lies 265

Notes 298

Bibliography 339

Index 367

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Adam Feinstein
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