Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Bender, Lauretta

  • Fred R. VolkmarEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_1848-3

Name and Degrees

Lauretta Bender MD
  • B.A. (1922) University of Chicago

  • M.A. (1923) University of Chicago

  • M.D. (1926) State of University of Iowa

Major Appointments (Institution, Location, Dates)

Bender held positions at the Hospital of the University of Chicago, the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, the University of Amsterdam, the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and Bellevue Hospital in New York, as well as at the University of Maryland.

Major Honors and Awards

In 1955, Dr. Bender was the recipient of the Adolf Meyer Memorial Award from the American Psychiatric Association for her work on severe psychiatric disturbance in children.

Landmark Clinical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions

Loretta Bender was an early pioneer in the study of learning disabilities and severe psychiatric disturbance in children. Highly active at the professional level both as a clinician and researcher, she was involved in development of various approaches to treatment and to theories of childhood...

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References and Reading

  1. Bender, L. (1969). A longitudinal study of schizophrenic children with autism. Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 20(8), 230–237.Google Scholar
  2. Bender, L. (1971). Alpha and omega of childhood schizophrenia. Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia, 1(2), 115–118.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bender, L. (1973). The life course of children with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 130(7), 783–786.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bender, L. (1974). The family patterns of 100 schizophrenic children observed at Bellevue, 1935–1952. Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia, 4(4), 279–292.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and PsychologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA