Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain / Digby Tantam.

By: Tantam, DigbyMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846429361; 1846429366Subject(s): Child & Developmental Psychology | Autism | Nonverbal communication | Asperger's syndrome | Asperger Syndrome -- psychology | Autistic Disorder -- psychology | Nonverbal Communication | Social Adjustment | Asperger's syndrome | Autism | Nonverbal communication | Coping With DisabilityGenre/Form: Electronic books. | UK eLD e-books DDC classification: 616.85882 LOC classification: RC553.A88 | T37 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access this book using your OpenAthens username & password (HSE East only). Other regions please contact your local library.
Contents:
Chapter 1. What is nonverbal communication, and how does it affect us? -- Chapter 2. What is the importance of gaze and shared attention? -- Chapter 3. What do people make of nonverbal communication? --Chapter 4. What is the evidence that impaired nonverbal communication is the fundamental problem inautistic spectrum disorder? -- Chapter 5. Is an impairment of nonverbal communication a brain problem? -- Chapter 6. What are the consequences of living with an impairment in nonverbal communication? -- Chapter 7. Nonverbal communication as a tool to understnding and moving forward -- Chapter 8. Can society afford people with an ASD, revisited.
Summary: Tantam offers an overview of the current theories on nonverbal communication and how it shapes neurotypical social behaviour, and the evidence for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Personal accounts are combined with scientific information that is accessible to the general reader.
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Chapter 1. What is nonverbal communication, and how does it affect us? -- Chapter 2. What is the importance of gaze and shared attention? -- Chapter 3. What do people make of nonverbal communication? --Chapter 4. What is the evidence that impaired nonverbal communication is the fundamental problem inautistic spectrum disorder? -- Chapter 5. Is an impairment of nonverbal communication a brain problem? -- Chapter 6. What are the consequences of living with an impairment in nonverbal communication? -- Chapter 7. Nonverbal communication as a tool to understnding and moving forward -- Chapter 8. Can society afford people with an ASD, revisited.

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Tantam offers an overview of the current theories on nonverbal communication and how it shapes neurotypical social behaviour, and the evidence for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Personal accounts are combined with scientific information that is accessible to the general reader.

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