Brain-Behavior Connections in Autism

Diane L. Williams, Carla A. Mazefsky

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The cognitive and brain basis of autism and what is different about the brains of autistic individuals are the focus of this chapter. Emphasis is placed on scientific knowledge about how the brain connects with behavior to inform educational and therapeutic practices. The authors examine: (a) current theories relating to primary differences in thinking, perception and emotion regulation; (b) advantages and challenges of how autistic individuals process information; (c) development and significance of new brain imaging technology (fMRI); and (d) implications for developing interventions that accommodate and enhance brain development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearners on the Autism Spectrum
Subtitle of host publicationPreparing Educators and Related Practitioners: Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000959741
ISBN (Print)9781032446486
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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