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By Gary B. Mesibov

This quantity, the 1st within the sequence, explores the high-functioning crew of individuals in the spectrum of autism issues. it's the end result of over a decade of medical paintings and learn, together with the most up-tp-date details on hand approximately this team. Written in a mode that's obtainable to either professional clinicians and anxious lay folks, this quantity is a distinct resource.

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For example, Eaves et al. (1994) studied a group of 30 high functioning children with autism (mean mean ). Within this group, 43% had PIQ significantly higher than VIQ, but 32% had with 25% having VIQ not significantly different from PIQ. Similarly, Siegel et al.

The work of Lorna Wing in the 1980s has been instrumental in highlighting AS and its relationship to high functioning autism. Current researchers continue to build on the strong foundation that has been provided. The result has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of high functioning people with autism. The distinction Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism between autism and AS, however, remains unclear and unresolved. Current research continues to focus on the question of whether HFA and AS should be considered as separate conditions.

Wilson’s other son had a learning disability also, and it was clear to them that Sammy was different. He didn’t have any real friends, and he spent most of his free tune looking at catalogues of laboratory equipment. Recently they had read an article about autism, but while parts of the description sounded like Sammy, the Wilsons couldn’t believe that such a serious diagnosis could apply to Sammy, who had just been recommended for a summer honors program in science. He seemed far too capable to have a disability, yet something was clearly wrong.

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