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Autism. 2005 May;9(2):139-56.

Attention, monotropism and the diagnostic criteria for autism.

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Autism & Computing, www.autismandcomputing.org.uk, London, UK. dinahmurray@beeb.net

Abstract

The authors conclude from a range of literature relevant to the autistic condition that atypical strategies for the allocation of attention are central to the condition. This assertion is examined in the context of recent research, the diagnostic criteria for autism in DSM-IV and ICD-10, and the personal experiences of individuals with autism including one of the authors of the article. The first two diagnostic criteria are shown to follow from the 'restricted range of interests' referred to in the third criterion. Implications for practice are indicated.

PMID:
15857859
DOI:
10.1177/1362361305051398
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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