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By Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov, Linda J. Kunce

".....clearly written discussions of analysis, phenomenology, and interventions in autistic spectrum disorders..........Fascinating money owed of HFA and AS supply a few entry to the bizarre subjective worlds of individuals suffering from those disorders."
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Young, G. , Strang, J. , & Russell, D. L. (1986). Adult outcome of central processing deficiencies in childhood. In I. M. ), Neuropsychological assessment ofneuropsychiatric disorders (pp. 244-267). London: Oxford University Press. Schneider, K. (1923). Psychopathic personalities. Vienna: Deuticke. Schopler, E. (1985). Editorial: Convergence oflearning disability, higher-level autism and Asperger's syndrome. Journal ofAutism and Developmental Disorders, 15,359-360. Schopler, E. (1996). Are autism and Asperger syndrome different labels or different disabilities?

This might have been the case because of the semantic constraints imposed by Kanner's descriptions of his autistic syndrome and his belief in its uniqueness. Schopler (1985, 1996) pointed out the problems caused by the use of the term Asperger syndrome, particularly the confusion over its relationship with high-functioning autism. The disadvantages of the idea of Asperger syndrome are also semantic, arising from the different ways the concept is interpreted. By the same token, there would have been similar diagnostic problems if the only label for children with autistic disorders and average or high IQs were high-functioning autism.

Communication, 22,12-16. lsaev, D. , & Kagan, V. E. (1974). Autistic syndromes in children and adolescents. Acta Paedopsychiatrica,40,182-190. , & Powell, S. (1995) Understanding and teaching children with autism. New York: Wiley. Kanner, L. (1943). Autistic disturbances of affective contact. Nervous Child, 2, 217-250. Kanner, L. (1973). How far can autistic children go in matters of social adaptation? In Childhood psychosis: Initial studies and new insights (pp. 189-213). Washington: Winston/Wiley.

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