Learning and Cognition in Autism

  • Eric Schopler
  • Gary B. Mesibov

Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction and General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov
      Pages 3-11
    3. Leeanne Green, Deborah Fein, Stephen Joy, Lynn Waterhouse
      Pages 13-31
    4. Helmer R. Myklebust
      Pages 33-55
    5. Roger D. Cox, Gary B. Mesibov
      Pages 57-70
  3. Thinking and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel
      Pages 73-87
    3. Alan J. Lincoln, Mark H. Allen, Angela Kilman
      Pages 89-117
    4. Laura G. Klinger, Geraldine Dawson
      Pages 119-136
    5. Temple Grandin
      Pages 137-156
  4. Social Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Marian D. Sigman, Nurit Yirmiya, Lisa Capps
      Pages 159-176
    3. Francesca Happé, Uta Frith
      Pages 177-197
    4. Sally Ozonoff
      Pages 199-219
    5. Catherine Lord
      Pages 221-240
  5. Education and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov, Kathy Hearsey
      Pages 243-268
    3. Gretchen Butera, H. Carl Haywood
      Pages 269-292
    4. Sandra L. Harris
      Pages 293-309
    5. Andrew S. Bondy, Lori A. Frost
      Pages 311-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-346

About this book


This volume, like the other eight in the Current Issues in Autism series, grew from our annual TEACCH conference. The book is not, however, simply a compilation of conference proceedings. Instead, selected con­ ference participants whose work has already achieved national and inter­ national recognition were asked to develop chapters around their pre­ sentations. Other recognized experts in areas relevant to the conference theme were also asked to contribute chapters. Although we were not able to include all of the workers who have contributed to the theme, this volume represents our best effort to pull together for our readers the most current knowledge and state of the art practices. Although aspects of cognition, learning, and behavioral motivation have been touched on for relevance to autism in other books in this series, the growing integration of behavioral and cognitive theories has greatly enriched our educational interventions on behalf of autism. While this volume does not include all the fascinating facets of this recent integration, we believe that it offers useful information to teachers, parents, and re­ searchers on some of the progress produced by their interaction.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Schopler
    • 1
  • Gary B. Mesibov
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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