Three Dimensions of Oppositionality in Autism
... Relatively little is known about the processes that underpin the development and maintenance of behavioural and
emotional disturbances in people with ASD, and this limits
quality of clinical care. One approach to increasing knowledge in this area, which we take in the current study, is to test
Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome
... Organization, 1993) are virtually identical. By
excluding speech and language difficulties, the
DSM definition of Asperger disorder is narrower
than Asperger syndrome as defined by Wing or
Gillberg and would exclude some of the original
cases described by Hans Asperger. As the vast
majority of perso ...
Autism spectrum disorder
... Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability
to socialize and communicate with others. ASD can also result in restricted, repetitive
patterns of behavior, interests or activities. The term “spectrum” refers to the wide range
of symptoms, skills and level ...
... for in children, and what treatments are available.
Asperger’s syndrome is named after Hans Asperger. Asperger was an Austrian
pediatrician who discovered the condition in 1944 while observing children who had
difficulty with social interaction.
Asperger’s Syndrome, or AS, is a f ...
... The disorder will vary from person to person and therefore
the prognosis will very for every person. So the doctor
can’t tell what the prognosis will be for every person. The
disorder can impact some people with speech and
communication skills, so they could take speech therapy.
The disorder impact ...
Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. is an American child clinical psychologist, specializing in autism. She has conducted extensive research on early detection, brain development, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and collaborated on studies of genetic risk factors in autism. Dawson is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Neuroscience and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University Medical Center. Dawson is President-Elect of the International Society for Autism Research, a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders. From 2008-2013, Dawson was Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was Chief Science Officer for Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Dawson also holds the positions of Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University of Washington. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.