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The Resource Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain, Digby Tantam, (electronic resource)

Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain, Digby Tantam, (electronic resource)

Label
Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain
Title
Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder?
Title remainder
nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain
Statement of responsibility
Digby Tantam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Digby Tantam argues in this book that the world affords us a web of subliminal nonverbal communication that regulates our brains. It helps us understand whether our beliefs do or do not have social approval, and it generally guides us in our relations with others. People with autism do not seem to be influenced by these subliminal signals and this results in the difficulties in social interaction that are so characteristic of all the autistic spectrum disorders. How is such nonverbal communication carried out, and why do people on the autism spectrum find it so difficult? What are the consequences of this for them, and how do these consequences affect their personality, self-awareness, and sense of place in the world? Digby Tantam explores the latest theories on nonverbal communication and how it shapes social behaviour. He provides abundant evidence for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He shows how knowledge of this difference can be used to overcome some of the impairments in nonverbal communication in people with ASD, but also how acknowledging these problems can result in more positive development elsewhere. This groundbreaking book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in communication, and particularly for people who have ASD themselves, for their families, and all professionals working with people on the autistic spectrum. It sharpens our understanding of the mysterious phenomenon of human communication and clarifies the special status of people with ASD, showing how much we can learn from their experience"--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tantam, Digby
Dewey number
616.85882
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Asperger's syndrome
Label
Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain, Digby Tantam, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. What is nonverbal communication, and how does it affect us? -- Chapter 2. What is the importance of gaze and shared attention? -- Chapter 3. What do people make of nonverbal communication? --Chapter 4. What is the evidence that impaired nonverbal communication is the fundamental problem inautistic spectrum disorder? -- Chapter 5. Is an impairment of nonverbal communication a brain problem? -- Chapter 6. What are the consequences of living with an impairment in nonverbal communication? -- Chapter 7. Nonverbal communication as a tool to understnding and moving forward -- Chapter 8. Can society afford people with an ASD, revisited
Control code
ocn646832689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846429361
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646832689
Label
Can the world afford autistic spectrum disorder? : nonverbal communication, asperger syndrome and the interbrain, Digby Tantam, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. What is nonverbal communication, and how does it affect us? -- Chapter 2. What is the importance of gaze and shared attention? -- Chapter 3. What do people make of nonverbal communication? --Chapter 4. What is the evidence that impaired nonverbal communication is the fundamental problem inautistic spectrum disorder? -- Chapter 5. Is an impairment of nonverbal communication a brain problem? -- Chapter 6. What are the consequences of living with an impairment in nonverbal communication? -- Chapter 7. Nonverbal communication as a tool to understnding and moving forward -- Chapter 8. Can society afford people with an ASD, revisited
Control code
ocn646832689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846429361
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646832689

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