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ERIC Number: ED049567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 158
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Infantile Autism. A Clinical and Phenomenological-Anthropological Investigation Taking Language as the Guide.
Bosch, Gerhard
A clinical and phenomenological-anthropological investigation taking language as the guide, the study of infantile autism concentrates upon an analysis of the idiosyncratic language of autistic children and of what is revealed by the way they use it. Following the presentation of very detailed case histories of five of the autistic children studied by the author, some of the important psychopathological and anthropological works on autism in adults are reviewed, and the phenomenological-anthropological preconditions and method of investigation are discussed as a framework for the arrangement of results which follow. After a short description of the pre-lingual autistic child, the analysis of the language and world of autistic children is presented, constituting the major portion of the book. Occasionally comparative sketches of normal infantile development precede the investigations of the abnormal development of autistic children. Complementing the analysis of infantile autism from a phenomenological and existential point of view is a clinical appendix discussing the concept and nature of infantile autism, symptomatology, differences between the Asperger and Kanner syndromes, etiology (genetic, cerebral-organic, and psychogenetic factors and the question of basic disturbance), prognosis and development of the condition, and therapy. (KW)
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