Current Research Findings on Childhood Autism Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE:To review the main areas of current research findings regarding the core deficits in autism and the implications of these findings for the practicing clinician. METHOD:Behavioural, cognitive, emotional and neurophysiological aspects are covered with an emphasis on the importance of methodology. RESULTS:The implication of these findings for the treatment of autism is discussed. CONCLUSION:Autism can teach us how we learn about emotions and the possibility of sensitive periods of development.

publication date

  • August 1995