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Author Bogdashina, Olʹga, author

Title Sensory perceptual issues in autism and asperger syndrome : different sensory experiences - different perceptual worlds / Olga Bogdashina ; foreword by Manuel Casanova
Edition Second edition
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Second Edition) by Olga Bogdashina; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction to the Problem; 1. The Role of Sensory Perceptual Differences in Autism; Brief review of past and present research; Sensory perceptual theory in autism makes sense; Sensory dysfunction or different sensory experiences?; 2. Perception; Sensory systems; What is perception?; Sensory perceptual development; 3. Possible Sensory Experiences in Autism; What is the autistic way to perceive the world?; 'Literal perception'
Appendix 3 -- Checklist for Autism-Friendly Environments References; Subject Index; Author Index; Blank Page
Inability to distinguish between foreground and background information ('gestalt perception')Inability/difficulty to stop feeling the change; Fragmented perception (perception 'in bits'); Distorted perception; Delayed perception (delayed processing); Hypersensitivity and/or hyposensitivity; Sensory intolerance; Sensory fascination; Inconsistency of perception (fluctuation); Vulnerability to sensory overload; Systems shutdowns; Sensory agnosia (difficulty interpreting a sense); Other consequences of sensory overload; 4. Perceptual Styles; Mono-processing
Peripheral perception (avoidance of direct perception)Compensating for an unreliable sense by other senses; Resonance; Daydreaming; 5. Cognitive Styles; Subconscious, unconscious and preconscious cognitive processes; Preconscious (indirect) style versus conscious (direct) style; Attention in autism; Concept formation, categorisation, generalisation; Memory in autism; Perceptual thinking; 'Inertia' (executive function deficits); Imagination; 6. Other Sensory Conditions; Synaesthesia; Prosopagnosia ('face-blindness'); Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD)
Scotopic Sensitivity/Irlen Syndrome (SS/IS)Sensory integration dysfunction (SID)/sensory processing disorder (SPD); Motor coordination problems; 7. Treatments; Auditory Integration Training (AIT); Irlen Method; Behavioural optometry; Sensory integration therapy; Treatments of motor coordination problems; Holding therapy; 'Hug/squeeze machine'; Aromatherapy; 8. Sensory Perceptual Profile; 9. Recommendations: Rainbows and Umbrellas; Conclusion; Appendix 1 -- Sensory Profile Checklist -- Revised (SPCR); Appendix 2 -- Photocopiable Rainbow and Table
Summary The fully updated edition of this bestselling book brings the understanding of sensory perceptual issues in autism up to date with current research. It describes sensory perceptual experiences and sensitivities and explains the cognitive differences caused by them. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and different methods of intervention
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Autism.
Senses and sensation.
Form Electronic book
Author Casanova, Manuel F., writer of preface
ISBN 1784501794 (electronic bk.)
1849056730 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781784501792 (electronic bk.)
9781849056731 (paperback: alk. paper)