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ERIC Number: EJ843611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
High-Functional Autism: An Overview of Characteristics and Related Issues
Huang, Ann X.; Wheeler, John J.
International Journal of Special Education, v21 n2 p109-123 2006
Individuals with high-functioning autism are characterized by almost normal language ability and intelligence as well as social, pragmatic impairments. Before the 1980s, limited research was focused on this disorder. This paper reviews previous research on this underserved population with a hope that we are able to gain some insights from existing literature and seek directions for future research. The definition and diagnostic criteria for high-functioning autism are addressed first, and then followed by an overview of the characteristics of these individuals and its relationship with Aspergers syndrome. Finally, research on the social/emotional well being of individuals with this disorder will be introduced as will research on theory of mind and other related research in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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