By Sheila Coates, John Richer
This quantity takes a multidisciplinary method of autism, its explanations and coverings, bringing jointly individuals from various fields - psychology, medication, schooling, biology - from world wide. either clinical and medical learn is gifted and mentioned via specialists, and questions similar to the constitution of concept and the character of autism are analyzed. mom and dad and academics describe useful techniques that have proved winning and provides their perspectives at the remedies to be had. This e-book stocks the data collected via all fields learning autism to supply a better coherence to our figuring out of it.
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The genes of those who were better at deception and at seeing through deception tended to survive. It should be added here that this competitive communication is not the only kind. Where interests are shared, where there are cooperative relationships, communications can be sent to benefit the receiver too (Kendon 1991). In some circumstances, such as between parents and children, much communication is of this kind, and it is vital to children’s integration into their culture. Often too, the situation is mixed, where individuals are both cooperating and competing (Charlesworth 1992).
Bowlby described four phases in the development of attachment: the pre-attachment phase, from birth to 6 weeks; the formation of attachment phase, from age 6 weeks to about 6–8 months; the attachment phase, from 6–8 months to 18–24 months; and a phase of creating internal working models of relationships from age 18–24 months and through the life-span. Ainsworth and colleagues (Ainsworth and Wittig 1969; Ainsworth et al. 1978) designed the Strange Situation procedure to assess the attachment status or working model of relationships of children between the ages of 12 to 18 months with their caregivers.
Schuengel (1997) videotaped mothers and their children in the Ainsworth Strange Situation 48 AUTISM – THE SEARCH FOR COHERENCE and found that mothers of disorganised children had significantly more frightened, frightening and dissociated behaviour. What might be a baby’s experience if the mother’s behaviour was like this? g. having a flashback) her behaviour would be unpredictable and non-contingent. If she was frightening, then the baby would be in great conflict – the figure that children look to for comfort and protection seems to be offering the opposite.
Autism: The Search for Coherence by Sheila Coates, John Richer