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Autism as Context Blindness - Non-Textbook

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Autism as Context Blindness - Non-Textbook

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Despite years of research and advances in technologies, we still do not fully understand how the typical brain works, much less how an autistic brain works. And while we have become increasingly familiar with the term autistic thinking, people with autism are still misunderstood, leading to frustration, depression and missed opportunities to reach one's potential. According to Peter Vermeulen, the treatment of autism is still too focused on behavior and minimally focused on observation or determining the way of thinking that leads to the behavior. In this groundbreaking book, inspired by the ideas of Uta Frith, the internationally known psychologist and a pioneer in theory of mind as it relates to autism, Vermeulen explains in everyday terms how the autistic brain functions with a particular emphasis on the apparent lack of sensitivity to and awareness of the context in which things happen. Full of examples and often humorous, the book goes on to examine context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. The book concludes with a major section about how to reduce contextual blindness in these various areas -- a skill vital for successful functioning. Due to the far-reaching consequences of contextual blindness, this book is a must-read for those living and working with somebody with autism. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment. 





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Peter Vermeulen, PhD, is a psychologist and Co-director of the Centre for Concrete Communication, a training and education center specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders in Belgium. Dr. Vermeulen s insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.





ISBN: 9781937473006

Reviews (5)

Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Doreen R. Palmer - Anyone who has a relationship with someone who has difficulties socializing would benefit from reading this book. People who have been diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum are considered in this book. But anyone who has difficulty in social skills might have context blindness. Understanding this possibility is crucial to finding appropriate interventions and help.
Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Tania A. Marshall - As a psychologist and author working in the area of developmental conditions, I recommend this book to everyone. Dr. Peter Vermeulen explains via a non textbook way how the autistic brain functions, explaining the lack of sensitivity to and awareness of the context in which things occur, often leaving many neurotypical parents perplexed, confused and stressed. Autism as Context Blindness is in my Top 10 highly recommended books on Autism and is helping my families and parents enormously. Thank you Peter.
Anonymous
LENEXA, Kansas
May 26 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - I am a special education teacher who works with students with ASD and I have a son who was diagnosed with AS pre-DSM-V. I have always struggled with explaining autism to the support staff in my classroom as I never felt the current accepted theories adequately described the full scope of autism. I've also felt that my efforts to promote social understanding with my students have fallen short. This book has given me a much better understanding of autism and why it is such a complex disorder. The author provides many relevant examples to help make his points. He also provides ideas for modifying our approach to supporting individuals with ASD and he emphasizes the importance of creating an autism friendly environment which has always been my goal in my classroom. Thank you AAPC Publishing for publishing a translated version of what I know has forever changed my approach and outlook to supporting individuals with ASD, including and most importantly my son.
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