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Title: Exploring the nature of the imagination deficit in children with high functioning autism: A new approach
Author: Dillon, Gayle Victoria
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Autism is diagnosed according to three core impairments; communication, socialisation and imagination. Imagination deficits have typically received less attention in the literature than communication and socialisation, with difficulties often inferred from impoverished capacities for pretence. The aim of the thesis was to investigate the nature of the imagination deficit in children with high functioning autism utilising a new methodology; storytelling. Employing a storytelling methodology, which is argued to be a naturalistic and supportive research tool, the thesis explored the ability of children with autism to engage in imaginative storytelling as compared to a verbal and chronological age individually matched control group.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493069  DOI: Not available
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