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The coherence of autism

Hobson, RP; (2014) The coherence of autism. Autism , 18 (1) 6 - 16. 10.1177/1362361313497538. Green open access

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Abstract

There is a growing body of opinion that we should view autism as fractionable into different, largely independent sets of clinical features. The alternative view is that autism is a coherent syndrome in which principal features of the disorder stand in intimate developmental relationship with each other. Studies of congenitally blind children offer support for the latter position and suggest that a source of coherence in autism is restriction in certain forms of perceptually dependent social experience.

Type: Article
Title: The coherence of autism
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1362361313497538
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361313497538
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: Autism, blindness, coherence, fractionation, identification, intersubjectivity, syndrome, Autistic Disorder, Blindness, Ceremonial Behavior, Child, Communication, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Social Behavior, Social Perception, Syndrome
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Neurosciences Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469504
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