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ERIC Number: EJ949279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Motivation, Interest, and Attention: Re-Defining Learning in the Autism Spectrum?
Lequia, Jenna
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v58 n4 p405-408 2011
In "The Passionate Mind: How People with Autism Learn", Wendy Lawson presents readers with various cognitive theories of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this book, Lawson makes reference to the medical and social models of disability, urging readers to consider disability from a social rather than a medical or deficit-driven perspective. Each chapter also contains comic-like illustrations as well as poems related to the chapter's focus. "The Passionate Mind" is an intriguing and thought-provoking book. This review provides an overview and discusses some of the recurring themes of the book.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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