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  • Title: Autism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Uta Frith
  • ISBN: 9780199207565
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback

  • Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itself is little understood This very short introduction to the condition offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger s syndrome.
    Uta Frith
    Uta Frith, DBE Hon , FRS, FBA, FMedSci n e Aurnhammer is a German developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London She has pioneered much of the current research in autism and dyslexia, and has written several books on these issues.Her book Autism Explaining the Enigma provides an introduction to the cognitive neuroscience of autism Among the students she has mentored are Tony Attwood, Margaret Snowling, Simon Baron Cohen, and Francesca Happ.


    Ahmad Sharabiani
    Autism : a very short introduction (Very Short Introductions #195), Uta FrithWhat 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?تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفدهم ماه مارس سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: اوتیسم یک معرفی بسیار کوتاه؛ نویسنده: یوتا فریث؛ مترجم: علیرضا آشوری؛ [...]

    Steven Walle
    This was a very informative book about autism. The book describes the development of the disease and the treatments. I was inlightened by this read and I would recommend it to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed!Diamond

    Julia Miele
    From the book:"There are now a number of people who have diagnosed themselves as having Asperger syndrome. They do not need the attention of a clinician. To them it is merely a difference, and a difference to be proud of."Some campaigners go even further and say that for the whole of the autism spectrum it is wrong to talk of brain abnormalities, wrong to focus on deficits of the mind, and wrong to highlight impairments in behaviour. Instead there should only be talk of differences in brain an [...]

    Amir The Fat Bookworm
    A good book. It showed me how unsettlingly we know so little about neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. That being said, it also showed how closely related these deficits are.

    The author warned that I wouldn't enjoy the book if I were one to call autism a syndrome of mental differences rather than deficits or impairments. She was right. She persistently used language that enforced an "us and them" attitude. The "them", autistic people, were presented as being subhuman, a drain on society, disappointments to their parents, incapable of connecting with others in any meaningful way no matter what their level of functioning.The science reported here was quite interesting, [...]

    Hameed Younis
    لا يبدو على الكتاب اي شيء مما يدعي ويتقول، فلا هو مقدمة ولا قصيرة ولا يعطي نظرة واضحة ومحددة حول التوحد، بل انه اقرب ان يكون تجربة الكاتبة الخاصة مع مرضى التوحد والتنوع باطيافهمورغم ذلك، فانه لم يكن من المسلي او الضار ان اقرأ اكثر من السيدة أوتا فريث حول الحالات التي عالجتها [...]

    Emma Rowntree
    Great introduction into autism with interesting facts which leads to further reading

    Teo 2050
    ~1.5h @ 2x.Contents:(view spoiler)[List of illustrations– 01a. Key feature 1: In a world of his own– 01b. Key feature 2: Unable to communicate– 01c. Key feature 3: Restricted and repetitive– 02a. Rainman– 02b. Kim Peek– 03. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time– 04. Increase in cases diagnosed autistic– 05. Increase in cases without mental retardation– 06. Demonstration against MMR– 07. Connectivity in the brain– 08. Very large brain– 09. Sally–Anne test– [...]

    Kathleen O'Neal
    I read this book several years back before I knew any Autistic people (I now count many among my closest friends) and as a result did not lack the context for the book I would have if I read it today. My rating reflects my impressions on the book at the time I read it - I cannot say if those would help up well if I reread the book again today. The thing I recall finding most problematic about the book at the time I read it was the author's insistent belief in the importance of a prenatal test fo [...]

    A fairly good introduction to Autism, especially for people who might have never met an autistic person or are only familiar with only one case and think that case is representative of the entire spectrum.It's not great if you are looking for more than just a presentation of different cases and several theories about the autistic mind. Also it is full of typos and grammatical mistakes, which I find completely unacceptable.I must say I found some of the comments very unfair. At no point does the [...]

    good introduction to autism spectrum disorders explains many problems faced by autistic individuals, lack of emotional resonance, reading mind"Angela, the wife of Andrew a man with Asperger syndrome was extremely distressed when her father died , Andrew showed no sympathy a talked loudly & disparagingly about his father in law saying it was his own fault that he had cancer, since he smoked. Ironically, Andrew is very aware of other people's suffering in an abstract sense he always gives gene [...]

    Daniel Wright
    Dr Frith's engagement with her subject is eye-opening. Her knowledge is clearly gained by one-to-one, real-life experience, as demonstrated by her numerous and judicious case studies, and her emotional involvement with the people who are affected. In addition to this, she sees them with the observant and analytical eyes of an academic, and enters into dialogue with various popular representations of autism, whether novels or films. The combination of all this is a quite enlightening and informat [...]

    This is okay as an introduction. It muddies some waters. ASD is so frustrating because it is so poorly understood and defined. This book did nothing to alleviate those frustrations in me. Frith is clear about some things. No, the disorder is not caused by vaccinations. Yes, the disorder is characterized by social impairments. No, not all who have autism are savants. There is a good list of books in "further reading". I will have to follow up.

    This was an adequate introduction to Autism. It provided information about some of the symptoms and aspects of the biology behind it. However, it was fairly repetitive and skimmed the surface, rather than giving helpful examples where required. Such a scientific look at a real-life issue did little to educate this reader.

    A useful introduction which introduces other psychological concepts in a manner which can be understood. This books is not a manual of how to raise an autistic child and it doesn't pretend to be. As introductory material, it serves its purpose and almost demands further study after reading.

    A very good book on the history and current thinking on Austism Spectrum Disorders. It is very upfront that there is a lot that is not known and that is likely to change in our understanding. It is sad to see how ASD is used as a scientific and political funding football.

    Keren Threlfall
    This book is a very short introduction to autism. This book explains some of the various ways in which autism can be present in an individual, as well as helpful facts about autism. There are likely more up-to-date resources, though.

    This was pretty insightful for a few relationships that I had originally mistyped. An early diagnostic tool is looking for joint attention, following eye movement, and simple play. Not everyone does those to the same level.

    Jade Lauron
    Do I know too much on this subject already? I really felt like this was less informative than other books in this series. It was still a good, very, VERY basic primer.

    short but comprehensive; easy to read.

    Nice introduction. Quite a bit of repetition, and definitely evident that the area of study is relatively new.Some interesting facts though.

    Was an interesting read, but overall contained not too much knowledge about the autism or current autism study.

    Disappointing. A lot of repetition, very little analysis of any depth, a lot of vague ideas, and a lot of reiterating how little is known about the subject.

    Excellent primer that gives an overview of ASD research, how it presents and how it affects cognition.

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