• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Autism: Debates and Testimonies (Paperback)
  • Autism: Debates and Testimonies (Paperback)
zoom

Autism: Debates and Testimonies (Paperback)

(author)
£18.95
Paperback 154 Pages / Published: 01/05/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Childhood autism is a fascinating and disturbing disorder that has given rise to contentious debates, which often end in impasse. Here, Denys Ribas reviews this enigmatic condition, focusing on the work of Hans Asperger, which paved the way for institutional care and has wider importance than has often been recognized, and on testimonies provided by former sufferers from autism and on the analytic psychotherapy of a child. The author examines all the theories under discussion today, including developments in genetics and the access to symbolisation and, in a constant concern with clinical practice, instigates a constructive debate between the traditionally conflicting views of psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences. Written in a lucid style that explains the concepts with reference to a glossary, this book will be relevant not only to students, professionals and parents who are dealing with the psychic difficulties of autistic children and the challenge of treating them, but also to anyone with a general interest in the development of thought and language.

Publisher: Free Association Books
ISBN: 9781853439087
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 283 g

You may also be interested in...

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Asperger's Syndrome
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Selective Mutism Resource Manual
Added to basket
Depression
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Neonatology at a Glance, 3E
Added to basket
When My Worries Get Too Big!
Added to basket
My Special Brother Rory
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.