Cognitive theories of autism

  title={Cognitive theories of autism},
  author={Gnanathusharan Rajendran and Peter Mitchell},
This article considers three theories of autism: The Theory of Mind DeWcit, Executive Dysfunction and the Weak Central Coherence accounts. It outlines each along with studies relevant to their emergence, their expansion, their limitations and their possible integration. Furthermore, consideration is given to any implication from the theories in relation to the distinction or otherwise between the various autistic subgroups. Finally, future directions in autism research are identiWed, especially… CONTINUE READING

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