In this book an attempt has been made to understand autism from multidisciplinary point of view. Such an approach is highly helpful in providing intervention programme to individuals with autism.
The book reviews the following theories and related research work:
1. Biogenic theories — a. The genetic basis of autism b. Abnormalities in the neurobiological system 2. Neuro-physiological theories — a. Unusual immune response b. Metabolic errors c. Dysfunction of opioid system 3. Psycho-physiological theories 4. Psychological theories — a. Language impairment as a major defect b. Social and pragmatic deficits 5. Explanations to social and pragmatic deficits —a. Cognitive theories b. Piaget’s two-factor theory c. Meta-representation theory
d. Affective theory e. Inner language among autistics
The personnel in different disciplines who are concerned with autism will gain a better insight about the nature of autism and possible remedies by reading this book.