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more This paper challenges the prevalent Mindreading picture of social cognition that promotes the view that the social cognitive profiles of autistic individuals are due to an underlying condition that is best explained in terms of theory-related deficiencies.
Section 1 provides background of the current state of thinking that motivates acceptance of Theory Theory, TT, proposals about how to understand and best explain autistic social cognition.
People with autism are often characterized as having difficulties with theory of mind abilities such as emotion recognition.
However, rather than being a pervasive deficit of 'mindblindness,' a number of studies suggests these...Section 4 concludes by providing a diagnosis of why we should reject any kind of TT proposal about what best explains social cognition and the patterns it takes for autistic individuals.The paper closes by encouraging the adoption of alternative, non-Mindreading ways of understanding the social cognitive styles of the general population and autistic individuals.The broader phenotype of autism is regarded as a sub-clinical presentation of behaviours or traits qualitatively...more The concepts “autistic traits” and “broader autism phenotype” are not officially recognised by the diagnostic authorities. Key ideas this episode: 🔑Some autistic adults experience intermittent or insufficient speech. It was investigated the reading process and reading education strategies of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the purpose of... The present research is based on studies in the areas of psychology, pedagogy and design.It was investigated the reading process and reading education strategies of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the purpose of developing a typographic system to assist pedagogues and to develop educational aids appropriate for child's reading problems.It was used an interdisciplinary research methodology in this thesis with literature study, interviews with experts and a survey study. Key ideas this episode:🔑Some autistic adults experience intermittent or insufficient speech.🔑Some of these adults use AAC part of the time.🔑It is important to give AAC users the same chance to participate in discussions and to allow them to communicate in whatever modality they choose.more The present research is based on studies in the areas of psychology, pedagogy and design.