Current research findings on childhood autism

M. Sigman, S. Arbelle, C. Dissanayake

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Objective: To review the main areas of current research findings regarding the core deficits in autism and the implications of these findings for the practicing clinician. Method: Behavioural, cognitive, emotional and neurophysiological aspects are covered with an emphasis on the importance of methodology. Results: The implication of these findings for the treatment of autism is discussed. Conclusion: Autism can teach us how we learn about emotions and the possibility of sensitive periods of development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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