Autism as Context Blindness - Textbook
In this ground-breaking book, inspired by the ideas of Uta Frith, 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 content in which things happen. Full of examples, often humorous, the book examines "context" as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. The book concludes with a major section on how to reduce context blindness in these various areas, vital for successful functioning. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
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.