Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Author(s) : Uta Frith

Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Book Details

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 144
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 28228
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199207565
  • ISBN 10 : 0199207569

Also by Uta Frith

Autism in history:

Autism in history:

Price £35.55

save £3.95

Paperback
£7.99
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood. It has captured the public imagination through films and novels portraying individuals with baffling combinations of disability and extraordinary talent, and yet the reality is more often that it places a heavy burden on sufferers and their families. This Very Short Introduction offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome. Explaining the vast array of different conditions that hide behind these two labels, and looking at symptoms from the full spectrum of autistic disorders, it explores the possible causes for the apparent rise in autism and also evaluates the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, genetics, and environmental causes including MMR and Thimerosal. This short, authoritative, and accessible book also explores the psychology behind social impairment and savantism, and throughout, sheds light on what it is like to live inside the mind of the sufferer.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism

Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism

Kinga Morsanyi

Price £31.39

save £3.60

Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

Barry Carpenter

Price £26.85

save £3.14

Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko

Price £19.99

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates