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ERIC Number: EJ900653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Explaining Autism: Ten Reasons to Focus on the Developing Self
Hobson, R. Peter
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v14 n5 p391-407 Sep 2010
My aim in this paper is to present reasons for adopting a focus on the development of self/other-awareness when characterizing the developmental psychopathology of autism. The strengths of such a position include an emphasis on children's emotional relations with embodied persons as foundational for their growing understanding of minds. I give special attention to the process of identifying with the attitudes of others, and experience of other-person-centred emotions, for the development of communication and thinking. The study of limitations in these aspects of self-other relatedness among individuals with autism is pivotal for understanding the pathogenesis of the syndrome.
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Language: English
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