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Our quirky autistic columnist, John Scott Holman, interviewed Henry and Kamila Markram, originators of the Intense World Theory. Read their compelling and refreshing insights in this Wrong Planet exclusive… 1. The Intense World Theory sheds light on the mystery of autism, and offers fascinating and refreshing insights. This theory may baffle those with a limited understanding of neuroscience. How would you explain Intense World Theory to the layman?
Author: Sheila E. Henderson and Dido Green Institute of Education, University of London A few years ago hardly anyone had heard of the term (Asperger's Syndrome)...yet today almost every school seems to have a child with this new syndrome (Attwood, 1998). Since Asperger, a Viennese paediatrician, first described the syndrome that was later to bear his name (Asperger, 1944), there has been a great deal of debate about its status, its particular characteristics and whether it can truly be distinguished from autism (see e.g. Frith, 1991; Howlin, 2000). Recently, however, Asperger Syndrome (AS) has gained formal recognition, through entries in the diagnostic manuals of the World Health Organization (ICD-10, 1992) and the American Psychiatric Association (DSM IV, 1994), although doubts continue to be expressed as to whether it describes a distinct clinical entity and how it relates to High Functioning Autism (HFA).
Some people are diagnosed with high-functioning autism (HFA) while others are diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (AS). Here, we explain the difference between the two terms. High-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome are both part of the 'autism spectrum'.
Hans Asperger (* 18. Februar 1906 in Hausbrunn ; † 21. Oktober 1980 in Wien ) war ein österreichischer Kinderarzt und Heilpädagoge , der 1944 als Erster das später nach ihm benannte Asperger-Syndrom beschrieb. Biografie und pädagogisch-wissenschaftliches Wirken [ Bearbeiten ] Asperger war der Älteste von drei Brüdern, der Mittlere starb kurz nach der Geburt, der Jüngste fiel 1942 in Russland . Über sein Elternhaus schrieb er: »Wie bin ich erzogen worden?
Indeed, so good an actor is Considine that if he wasn’t telling me about his condition now, I would never guess he was a sufferer. True, sitting opposite him, the wiry Midlander can seem intense and as nervy as a racehorse. Yet at the same time he is funny, open and warm with no sign of the inability to relate to others that often comes with the condition.
is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. His large body of work and cerebral film style, mixing satire, wit and humor, have made him one of the most respected and prolific filmmakers in the modern era.Woody has said the following in a interview “I am a neurotic in a more benign way. I mean I have a lot of neurotic habits," the quirky American director and actor told Reuters Television.
Here we explain more about Asperger syndrome - a form of autism - including the three main difficulties that people with Asperger syndrome share, how many people have the condition, and what may cause it. As soon as we meet a person we make judgements about them. From their facial expression, tone of voice and body language we can usually tell whether they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly. People with Asperger syndrome can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion.