TITLE

FINAL REMARKS ON THE SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO AUTISM

AUTHOR(S)
Benga, Oana
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies;Sep2004, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p233
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There are rather few systematic reviews concerning the efficacy of different treatments and intervention techniques in autism. Available data suggest that priority has been given to the reduction of problematic behaviors, instead of focusing on the acquisition and building of skills. We suggest there are at least two reasons for it: an incomplete understanding of the mechanisms underlying core deficits and a focus on the most severe subtypes of the autism spectrum. Future therapeutical approaches will have to overcome such limitations, fostered by update research like the one presented in this special issue. Two critical work dimensions are thus proposed: the construction of social awareness and understanding from a componential longitudinal perspective, and the approach of clinical problems (e.g., anxiety and depression) in people with autism but higher cognitive abilities.
ACCESSION #
18046423

 

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