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A Possible World: Autism from Practice to Theory

Zücker Björne, Petra LU (2007) In Lund University Cognitive Studies 134.
Abstract
Persons with autism develop along trajectories that differ from the typical. Therefore, development itself gives important clues for understanding the behavioral profile characteristic of autism. Developing autism means being different, not necessarily being deficient.



The infant and her environment coevolve, and therefore experience of a dynamic world is important in shaping both brain and behavior. Early development of sensory and motor skills is highly linked to cognitive abilities Exploration of the environment helps educate the perceptual system and intimately links perception with action in an interactive loop. The action?perception loop continues to play an important role in cognitive development and later... (More)
Persons with autism develop along trajectories that differ from the typical. Therefore, development itself gives important clues for understanding the behavioral profile characteristic of autism. Developing autism means being different, not necessarily being deficient.



The infant and her environment coevolve, and therefore experience of a dynamic world is important in shaping both brain and behavior. Early development of sensory and motor skills is highly linked to cognitive abilities Exploration of the environment helps educate the perceptual system and intimately links perception with action in an interactive loop. The action?perception loop continues to play an important role in cognitive development and later cognitive processing, such as categorization and concept formation.



Sensorimotor disturbances are ubiquitously found in the autism spectrum. This thesis traces sensorimotor development in autism, and the possible consequences a disturbance in the coupling of action and perception can have on cognitive processes, which are situated and embodied.



The thesis also includes a chapter on pedagogical implications. The cues offered to further learning and behavior must be adapted to the different experiences of living on the autism spectrum. The cues must be salient, target the appropriate memories of similar contexts. provide sufficient feedback, etc. (Less)
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  • Prof. Jordan, Rita, School of Education, University of Birmingham
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Thesis
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Psychopedagogy, Utvecklingspsykologi, Development psychology, Psykologi, Psychology, pedagogical intervention, categorization, context, sensorimotor disturbances, autism, developmental theory, Pedagogisk psykologi
in
Lund University Cognitive Studies
volume
134
pages
210 pages
publisher
Cognitive Science
defense location
Vårdvetenskapens Hus, Baravägen 3, Lund
defense date
2007-05-07 09:15
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  • other:LUHFDA/HFKO-1018-SE
ISSN
1101-8453
ISBN
91-974741-7-7
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {Persons with autism develop along trajectories that differ from the typical. Therefore, development itself gives important clues for understanding the behavioral profile characteristic of autism. Developing autism means being different, not necessarily being deficient.<br/><br>
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The infant and her environment coevolve, and therefore experience of a dynamic world is important in shaping both brain and behavior. Early development of sensory and motor skills is highly linked to cognitive abilities Exploration of the environment helps educate the perceptual system and intimately links perception with action in an interactive loop. The action?perception loop continues to play an important role in cognitive development and later cognitive processing, such as categorization and concept formation.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Sensorimotor disturbances are ubiquitously found in the autism spectrum. This thesis traces sensorimotor development in autism, and the possible consequences a disturbance in the coupling of action and perception can have on cognitive processes, which are situated and embodied.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The thesis also includes a chapter on pedagogical implications. The cues offered to further learning and behavior must be adapted to the different experiences of living on the autism spectrum. The cues must be salient, target the appropriate memories of similar contexts. provide sufficient feedback, etc.},
  author       = {Zücker Björne, Petra},
  isbn         = {91-974741-7-7},
  issn         = {1101-8453},
  keyword      = {Psychopedagogy,Utvecklingspsykologi,Development psychology,Psykologi,Psychology,pedagogical intervention,categorization,context,sensorimotor disturbances,autism,developmental theory,Pedagogisk psykologi},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {210},
  publisher    = {Cognitive Science},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Lund University Cognitive Studies},
  title        = {A Possible World: Autism from Practice to Theory},
  volume       = {134},
  year         = {2007},
}