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Autism - The Search for Coherence

Autism - The Search for Coherence

Edited by John Richer and Sheila Coates

Paperback: £22.99 / $36.95

2001, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 532pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-888-5, BIC 2: VFJD JMC JNSG

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Introduction: The search for coherence, John Richer and Sheila Coates. MECHANISMS AND PROCESSES. 1. Editorial: Mechanisms and processes, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 2. An ethological approach to autism: From evolutionary perspectives to treatment, John Richer. 3. The insufficient integration of self and other in autism, John Richer. 4. Attachment in children with autism, Nurit Yirmiya, Israel, and Marian Sigman, Los Angeles. 5. Neuropsychology of `mind', Dermot Rowe and Linda Crawford, Oxford. 6. Why success is more interesting than failure: Understanding assets and deficits in autism, Francesca Happé, London. 7. Evidence for central coherence: Children with autism do experience visual illusions, Iain Garner, Sheffield and David Hamilton, Australia. 8. Autistic children's talk about mental states at school and home: An empirical investigation, Sophia Mavropoulou, Greece. PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE. 9. Editorial: Approaches to the physiology of autism, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 10. Early intervention in autistic disorders, Michele Zappella, Siena. 11. Complementary medicine in autistic disorders: Results from the application of a working hypothesis, Edward Danczak, Manchester. MEETING OF MINDS. 12. Editorial: Meeting of minds, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 13. The relationship is the thing, Sheila Coates. 14. The young autistic child: Reclaiming non-autistic potential through interactive games, Sibylle Janert, London. 15. Play, performance, symbols and affect, Dave Sherratt, Yorkshire. 16. Facilitated communication at the Chinnor Resource Unit: A journey… Lydia Otter and Emma Masefield, Oxford. THERAPY. 17. Editorial: Therapy, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 18. The Tavistock autism workshop approach: Assessment, treatment and research, Susan Reid and Anne Alvarez with Anthony Lee, London. 19. Integrative play in children with autism and Asperger Syndrome, Lalli Howell, Oxford. 20. 'I have a song - let me sing': Relating part of a journey through music therapy with an autistic boy, Auriel Warwick, Oxford. 21. The pragmatics of language: Remediating the central deficit for autistic 2-3-year-olds, Elizabeth Newson, Nottingham. 22. Duality of function of language in communication with people with autism, Ryuji Kobayashi, Japan. 23. Behaviour management of children with autism: Educational approaches in Fukuoka University of Education, Keiko Notomi, Japan. 24. Coding of active sociability in pre-schoolers with autism (CASPA), Charlotte Hyde, Dawn Wimpory and Susan Nash, Wales. SERVICES. 25. Editorial: Services, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 26. The Chinnor Unit, Richard Brooks, Oxford. 27. Help me get started: An overview of effective teaching strategies to encourage initiation and independence, Jennifer Cantello-Daw, Toronto. 28. The state of the problem of autism in the Ukraine, Olga Bogdashina, Ukraine. 29. Quality management and staff training throughout health services to meet the health needs of clients within the autistic spectrum, Wendy Tucker, Nottingham. PERSONAL STORIES. 30. Editorial: Personal stories, John Richer and Sheila Coates. 31. Coherence from the fragments: An assessment of home programmes and other influences on a 14-year-old boy with autism and its implications, Julia V. Stuart, London. 32. Parents' perceptions of autism: A qualitative study, Rachel Tams, Wales. 33. A home-based applied behavioural analysis (ABA or Lovaas) programme: A personal view, Alan Watkins, Southampton. 34. In the balance: The Lovaas experience, John Lubbock, Oxford. 35. Autism - an inside view, Marc Fleisher, Oxford. 36. Summary, Sheila Coates. Index.