Monthly Archives: January 2019

  1. One of The Most Common Assumptions About Autism May Be a Complete Misunderstanding

    One of The Most Common Assumptions About Autism May Be a Complete Misunderstanding


    Putting yourself in another person's shoes is never easy, and for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the practice is thought to be especially challenging.

    But even though this neurological condition is often considered a barrier to understanding complex emotions, recent research

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  2. Why Is ASD Often Associated with Social Anxiety?

    By Ugo Uche - Promoting Empathy With Your Teen

    Some, if not most of you have noticed that I still use the term Asperger Syndrome, even though the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association have all elected to depart from this terminology in favor of the all-encompassing Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD). This is because it is generally agreed upon that there is little difference between those who are high functioning on the autism spectrum and those who were previously diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. While I agree that the differences between those high functioning of the spectrum and those with Asperger is minuscule, the differences in language acquisition

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  3. Social Learning Theory

    Social Learning Theory

    In social learning theory, Albert Bandura (1977) agrees with the behaviorist learning theories of classical conditioning and operant conditioning. However, he adds two important ideas:

    1. Mediating processes occur between stimuli & responses.
    2. Behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning.

    Observational Learning

    Children observe the people around them behaving in various ways. This is illustrated during the famous Bobo doll experiment (Bandura, 1961).

    Individuals that are observed are called models. In society, children are surrounded by many influential models, such as parents within the family, characters on children’s T

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