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Title: Asperger Syndrome : an examination of the discourse and its implications for practice in residential child care.
Author: Stevens, Irene
ISNI:       0000 0001 3481 8669
Awarding Body: Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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The study set out to examine the Discourse of Asperger Syndrome and to investigate the ways in which these may affect practice in residential child care. Using Fairclough's model of critical discourse analysis, 18 samples of text about Asperger Syndrome were examined. The textual analysis revealed that the Discourses of autism and Asperger Syndrome are closely linked, and these Discourses are sited within a wider disability Discourse. The textual analysis linked Asperger Syndrome with high intelligence and special talents, and consistently suggested that it was a 'mild disorder'. People with ASD were seen as being locked into their own world.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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