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ERIC Number: EJ1150835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Taking Care with Attachment Disorders and Autistic-Like Traits: The Potential Significance of Cognitive Markers
Melling, Richard; Smethurst, Nicola
Educational Psychology in Practice, v33 n3 p264-276 2017
The behaviours associated with the attachment disorders (ADs) appear to overlap substantially with those linked to the autism spectrum (AS). Given the similarities between the two conditions this article urges caution when drawing conclusions concerning the likely aetiology of presenting difficulties in any particular case. Attention is drawn to recent research findings which may prove helpful in alerting psychologists to the presence of additional autistic-like vulnerabilities in children known to have experienced significant attachment-related trauma. The potential implications for practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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