Social or Cognitive or Both? Crucial Dysfunctions in Autism
Although the word “autism” means social withdrawal, and although the syndrome of autism is defined with social withdrawal as a core deficit, the nature of social withdrawal in autism has yet to be clearly understood. What has become clear is that the social impairment is much more complex and more various than can be adequetely summed up by the behavioral label of “social withdrawal” (Wmg, 1981).
KeywordsSocial Behavior Autistic Child Joint Attention Social Withdrawal Social Impairment
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