Open Letter: Response to Prof @sbaroncohen ’s reply to @Rev_Rom_C ’s Twitter post on 1st October 2020, or The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category – II –

To correctly understand the motives behind this (I must confess, unexpected) exchange of twitter posts between Prof Simon Baron-Cohen and myself, partially on an unrelated (and as such, left out of the body of this article) subject, I have copy/pasted Prof Baron-Cohen’s tweet which prompted my rather angry response, and his reply. Because it would … Continue reading Open Letter: Response to Prof @sbaroncohen ’s reply to @Rev_Rom_C ’s Twitter post on 1st October 2020, or The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category – II –

The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)©- Part 1: What the “Theory of Mind” doesn’t understand about the Autistic Mind…

  Part 1- What the "Theory of Mind" doesn't understand about the Autistic Mind Rom Feldmann© FDScMH, LTh(Hons), CertEd, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s, QTS   On the back cover of the seminal "Neurotribes" (Silberman, 2015) the inquisitive eye should spot a hidden gem of apocalyptic proportions, basically stating that "the future of … Continue reading The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)©- Part 1: What the “Theory of Mind” doesn’t understand about the Autistic Mind…

The Autistic Maelstrom …

In the new, updated edition of "The Autistic Spectrum" (2002), Lorna Wing offered on page 23 a brief history of the chaos which seems to continue to this day, surrounding risen and fallen efforts to decide the main, and sub-categories of what she identified as the Autistic Spectrum. In order to justify my statement, please … Continue reading The Autistic Maelstrom …

The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category – I –

On page 1 of his fundamental summary of (Classic) "Autism and Asperger's Syndrome", S. Baron-Cohen (2008) lists as "Key Points" the two, overlappingly different subgroups of what has come to be known as the "Autistic Spectrum". "Classic autism and Asperger syndrome share two key features:          -Social communication difficulties          -Narrow interests and repetitive actions.  But they … Continue reading The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category – I –