Social communication and its disorder in autism and Asperger syndrome

  title={Social communication and its disorder in autism and Asperger syndrome},
  author={Uta Frith},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={48 - 53}
  • U. Frith
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
Autism is a devastating developmental disorder characterised by severe impairments in social interaction. Asperger syndrome shows similar impairments, but of a less extreme form. In this paper, I would like to show how the case of autism can provide a unique model within which to explore social communication and its underlying biological and cognitive basis. Autism has been crucial to the insight that social communication is not a global entity, but that finer distinctions need to be made. I… 
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